Citronella oil has a lemony-citrus flavor that comes from grass and can have the following benefits.†
- as an insect repellent.
- as an antifungal agent.
- to treat parasitic†infections.
- to promote wound healing.
- to lift mood or fight fatigue.
- in perfumes or as a flavor additive in food.
Warning: Never use essential oils undiluted on the skin.
Caution: When using citrus oils they may cause photosensitivity
Certain essential oils or formulations with grapefruit oil can increase your skinís photosensitivity. Long hours of exposure to the sun after applying this oil topically might cause redness, dark spots, pigmentation, or blisters.