Citronella Pure Essential Oil 10ml (PEO)

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Besides being an excellent insect repellent, Citronella Oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It is helpful with colds, flu and minor infections and also has deodorizing qualities.

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Citronella Oil It is extracted from a hardy grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. We use the Java variety which has a higher concentration of the essential components that repel mosquitoes, thus much more effective. This aromatic perennial grows about 1meter high and is a popular ingredient in wax candles, as an insect repellent, and is also widely used in perfumes, soaps, skin lotions and deodorants. Furthermore, citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It is helpful with colds, flu and minor infections and also has deodorizing qualities. It is also useful in ridding cats and dogs of fleas.

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Origin: Java
Aromatic Description: Sweet Lemony
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part : Stem and leaf Main
Main Constituents: citronellic acid, borneol, citronellol, geraniol, nerol, citral, citronellal
Shelf Life : 2 to 3 years

Blending : Citronella Oil blends well with bergamot, lemon, orange, lavender and Siberian fir.

Diffusion : In burners and diffusers, citronella oil can be used as an insect repellent, for colds and flu, for clearing the mind and to refresh the sickroom. In Africa, where malaria is a great problem, citronella oil is used to a great extent to keep the pesky disease carrying mosquitoes at bay. When included in a cream, lotion or soap, citronella oil is most useful to keep the tropical wearer safe from mosquitoes that cause malaria. It also has a dramatic freshening effect on tired sweaty feet.

Safety :  DO NOT ingest the oil. Possible skin sensitivity. Always do a patch test on a small area of skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. I massage applications, blend with good quality coconut oil or other good quality carrier oils at a ratio of 3 to 5 drops essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil. Keep in a dry cool place away from direct sunlight.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 7 cm
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CHEER : Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Citronella, 5 drops of Tangerine and 5 drops of Grapefruit. Or add Citronella to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

CLOSET SPRAY : In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 3 ounces of Lemongrass hydrosol, 3 ounces of Lavender hydrosol, 3 ounces of Peppermint hydrosol, 3 ounce of witch hazel, 55 drops of Citronella, 40 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus, 25 drops of Geranium and 20 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Shake well before each use to disperse essential oils in the water. Shelf life: 1 week

HAIR MASK : In a 2 ounce bottle add: 25 drops of Citronella, 15 drops of Tea Tree, 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 10 drops of Lavender to 4 oz of Sesame. Massage into scalp and hair, cover with a shower cap or towel and leave on 6-8 hours. Shampoo hair well. Spritz the hair with 1part apple cider vinegar 1 part water. Rinse and repeat daily for 5-7 days to help balance scalp problems.

TEEN SKIN : Add to an amber glass bottle: 2 drops of Citronella, 1 drop of Carrot Seed, 4 drops of Frankincense and 3 drops of Lavender (French) with 2 ounces of witch hazel and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer’s recommended amount). Shake well before each use; apply to problem skin as needed. (0.8% dilution)

CLEANING SPRAY : To an 8 ounce spray bottle add: 36 drops of Citronella, 40 drops of Peppermint and 22 drops of Tea Tree, then fill with 1/2 water and 1/2 grain alcohol. Shake well before each use to disperse the essential oils. Use to clean surface counters, floors, bathrooms, etc.

INSECT POTPOURRI : Place 2 cups of dried flowers or potpourri in a decorative bowl. Sprinkle: 10-15 drops of Citronella over the dried flowers. Place in any problem areas to discourage pests.

Ingredients

    Cymbogon Winteranus