AROMA & PROPERTIES: A hard grass, initially grown in Sri Lanka and come into vogue, known as Andropogon Nardus, has a slightly sweet and lemony aroma. It has Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Deodorant, Insecticide, parasiticide, Tonic, Stimulant. It is a popular ingredient in wax candles & diffusers as a mosquito repellent.
INSECT & MOSQUITOES REPELLENT: It is one of the most widely used organic mosquito & insect repellents. It produces odors of carbon dioxide and lactic acid that mosquitoes detect. The mosquito-repelling properties of this plant ensure that the mosquitoes are irritated with the smell of the oil and do not come near us. Recommended to be used on clothes to repel insects.
Home: Best used in Diffusers & Sprays to keep little pests away. Also useful in riding fleas away from cats and dogs. A drop of cotton wool placed in linen drawers keeps clothes fresh and deters moths & insects. Its antiseptic properties help in keeping germs away in sick rooms when used in a diffuser.
MIND: Has a clearing and uplifting effect on the mind, which could help ease depression. The abundance of adaptogen and sedative properties in this essential oil improves the mood and is also soothing and relieves stress. It holds high significance in providing mental stability by regulating the stress hormone, i.e., serotonin, which reduces various symptoms of anxiety, including restlessness, uneasiness, etc., and bestows a fresh and happy feeling.
BODY:. It may act as a general tonic to the body, balancing the heart and nervous system. So it may be helpful at the end of illness to restore tone spirit and keep germs at bay; its deodorant and stimulating qualities could refresh sweaty and tired feet, thereby activating the whole system. Reputedly helpful for rheumatic aches and pains.