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
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.
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