Citronella Organic Essential Oil
Citronella oil is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Winterianus
Origin: Sri Lanka
Plant Part: Gum
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Colour: Yellow Brown
Aromatic Scent: Citronella Ceylon has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Blends Well With: Citronella Ceylon blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.
Common Uses: Citronella Ceylon is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Nonetheless, most people will associate it with its insecticide properties. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Ceylon, and it is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent. It will also be seen in soaps and candles, and it has common applications in massage. This oil can also help with minor infection, but is more commonly known for its ability to assist in combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair.
History: Citronella Ceylon essential oil was one of the worlds dominant insect repellents before the introduction of DDT. Recent history has indicated that Citronella is once again becoming the product of choice for health conscious customers.
Cautions: Citronella may irritate sensitive skin.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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