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Citronella Organic Essential Oil


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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Grass
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony
Largest Producing Countries: Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Java

Traditional Use: Citronella is used in perfumery and medicinally to aid with fevers and rheumatic pain. It has also been used for menstrual and digestive problems. It is more widely known as an insect repellant.

Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.

Benefits: Acne, arthritis, bruises, bug bites and stings, colds, exhaustion, excessive perspiration, fatigue, fever, flu, headaches, infections, insect repellant, neuralgia, oily skin, rheumatism, stomach spasms. Citronella oil can be used to make your own outdoor candles for those late summer nights.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, geranium, pine, sandalwood.

Of Interest: Mixed with cedarwood Virginia oil, it has been a popular remedy against mosquito attacks for many years since before the appearance of DDT and other modern insecticides. Cymbopogon winterianus or Java citronella has a higher geraniol and citronellol content then Cymbopogon nardus or Sri Lanka citronella. Because of these constituents Java citronella is used more in perfumery.

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant; may cause skin irritation in some individuals. Avoid during pregnancy.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

  • Shipping Weight: 0.3lbs
  • 10 Units in Stock

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