Citronella oil has been widely used as an insect repellent and is found in sprays, lotions and other registered pesticide products. It is very effective in warding off Aedes Aegypti, the species of mosquito that causes dengue fever and yellow fever. Interestingly, it is used as a preservative and as an added flavor to food, beverages, baked products, gelatin, puddings, candies and frozen dairy.
Having antifungal and antibacterial properties, it helps heal wounds, prevents the growth of bad bacteria in the body and treats infections in the urethra, bladder, colon prostate, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. The lemony smell of citronella oil also makes it good for fighting body odor.
Pro tips: Dilute and massage citronella oil onto your skin to treat excessive perspiration and oily skin. Apply also on your temples to get rid of headache and fatigue.