Synergies | Recipes - Citronella Massage Oil
- Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon nardus) - 10 drops
- Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) - 5 drops
- Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) - 5 drops
- Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) - 4 oz
- Vitamin E oil - 1 tsp
Mixing Instructions: In a dark glass bottle, combine the citronella, rosemary, and peppermint essential oils. Add the jojoba oil and vitamin E oil to the bottle, and shake well to mix the ingredients.
Undiluted essential oils can be added pure, drop by drop, directly into your special diffuser as per manufacturer or recipe directions. Always wash your hands thoroughly with a soft soap after manipulating essential oils. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane. Keep your diffuser (and its cords) away from the reach of children and pets. See safety uses page.
But, applying 100% pure, undiluted oils directly to the skin may cause irritation or adverse reactions. It is crucial therefore, to always dilute 100% pure essential oils with an adequate carrier for and before any skin contact uses.
To conduct a patch test: dilute a small amount of the essential oil in a carrier oil and apply it to a small area of your skin. Wait for 24 hours to observe any signs of redness, itching, or irritation.
If you experience any adverse reactions, discontinue use immediately and consult a healthcare professional. Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and should be used with caution to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.