citronella

April 3, 2018
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Acne

Acne results from blocked skin follicles, encouraging bacteria, and resulting in infection and pimples.  During puberty, hormonal changes result in increased sebum production that can cause the blocked pores.  Here are a few basic suggestions: Keep the face clean, but don’t over-wash. Don’t touch the face with unclean hands and spread […]
April 7, 2018
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Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 9, 2018

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections have been reduced with the essential oils such as lavender, geranium, tea tree, and peppermint, as well as the constituent: thymol as found in thyme. Oral Health Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 12, 2018

Herbal Flea, Tick, Mosquitoe, and Biting Fly Bug Spray

This herbal bug spray recipe takes two steps to make, but is worth the effort.  Chaste berries, neem, lavender, rosemary, and geranium have shown insect repelling activity in the research listed below. Herbal Bug Spray Recipe Step 1: Recipe for the Herbal Bug Spray Tincture 1 ounce of dried chaste […]
April 19, 2018

Citronellal / Rhodinal

Citronellal is an aldehyde found in citronella, lemongrass, eucalyptus, kaffir lime, and Melissa. Aldehydes have a powerful aroma used in perfumery.  Oxidation (exposure to oxygen) causes potential skin irritation and loss of aroma. Links to Plants Containing Citronellal   RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles […]
April 19, 2018

Citronellol

Citronellol is an alcohol found in citronella, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon, and rose. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to […]
April 20, 2018

Geraniol

Geraniol is a monoterpenol alcohol found in citronella, geranium, thyme, melissa, lemon balm, basil, palmarosa, coriander, and rose. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so […]
April 20, 2018
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Mosquito Repellent Salve

There are many essential oils that have shown bug repelling activities.  Try this Mosquito Repellent Salve or mix and match with additional essential oils.  Click here to read some bug repelling essential oil research. Mosquito Repellent Salve Ingredients 6 drops catnip EO 6 drops citronella EO 12 drops geranium EO […]
May 7, 2018

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) Research

Latin Name: Cymbopogon nardus Family: Poaceae Citronella is most known for its insect repelling potential.  The herb can be planted in the yard to help keep the mosquitoes away, or the essential oil is used in sprays, candles and oils to repel bugs. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
July 9, 2018

Citronella