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Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus)

Common name Citronella
Botanical name Cymbopogon nardus
Method of Extraction Steam distilled
Plant Part leaves
Country of Origin Vietnam
Note Top
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Description

Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus) distilled leaf oil

Our Citronella Essential Oil has an intense lemony aroma. Steam distilled from a tropical grass from the same family as Lemongrass.

Citronella is a yellow to brown colour and thin consistency.  With an aroma that is fresh, lemony and woody, this top note oil also boasts rejuvenating and holistic healing properties.

Citronella is uplifting, antiseptic, deodorant and cooling. Its most well-known use is as an insect repellent. However it has a history of use in many cultures for a wide range of conditions.

As well as its use as an insect repellent, it has traditionally been used for physical conditions including minor infections, excess perspiration and oily skin. In addition it has mood lifting properties as well as being useful for fatigue and headaches.

It is also able to counteract feelings of lethargy and indecision and can be a tonic for the nervous and digestive systems.

Citronella is ideal to use in a diffuser or topically on the skin.  Although generally considered safe. Citronella may cause skin irritation in some people, so we recommend keeping concentrations low for topical use.

If you are looking for a larger size of Citronella Essential Oil not listed here, please contact us for a quotation.

How to Use

For Adults only (Please seek professional advice for any other use)

Diffusion: use 6-8 drops in water in your diffuser

Massage: add 3-5 drops to 1 tablespoon (20ml) of your choice of carrier oil or unscented massage oil.

 

General Safety Information

Although generally considered safe, Citronella may cause skin irritation in some people, so we recommend keeping concentrations low for topical use.

Product Details

Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus) distilled leaf oil

Common name Citronella
Botanical name Cymbopogon nardus
Method of Extraction Steam distilled
Plant Part leaves
Country of Origin Vietnam
Note Top
Appearance yellow to brown mobile liquid
Aroma fresh woody lemon aroma
Major Constituents geraniol, limonene, citronellol, camphene, methyl isoeugenol, borneol, citronellal, geranyl formate, β-carophyllene, α-pinene
Properties uplifting, antiseptic, deodorant, cooling
Traditional Uses insect repellant, minor infections, depression, fatigue and headaches, excess perspiration, oily skin
Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree
Cautions Generally considered safe, but may cause dermatitis in some people. May be best avoided during pregnancy.

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