How do you extract citronella leaves?

Chef's answer
You have to extract the oil, which you can do by simply crushing or rubbing the leaves against your skin. Be safe and try this on a small patch of skin at first to make sure you won't have an allergic reaction. Citronella grass is hardy in Zones 10-12, and its coarse-textured leaves can grow to six feet tall and wide..
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The large leaves may look intimidating, but they're easy to harvest and work with in the kitchen. You can eat broccoli leaves raw or you can cook them a number of ways.
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  • Pour over 1 bag of bamboo leaf tea or about 1 teaspoon of dried bamboo leaves in a cup.
  • Cover with a clean cloth.
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    Preparing the leaves
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