Citronella Essential Oil

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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
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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
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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.

From the same family as lemongrass, citronella has a powerful lemony scent. It has a history of use in many cultures for a range of conditions including fever, digestive and menstrual problems, but most commonly as an insect repellent.

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