Citronella oil Inhibits Bacterial Growth,Citronella oil Fights Depression,Citronella oil Anti-inflammatory Properties,Citronella oil Removes Bad Odor, Citronella oil is used as insect repellent, It can be applied to body or any part of your home. I can be applied to your child hands and legs or around the sleeping area, citronella oil is best used when sleeping or when you go to trucking etc. Don’t allow your child to taste it. Citronella oil is very effective when you are going outdoor or living in farm house. It will ripple the insect from your area.