Name: Citronella (Cymbopogon Nardus)
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Extracted From: Dried Grass of the plant
Citronella oil is famous as a plant-based insect repellent, a bio-pesticide with a non-toxic mode of action and has been registered for this use in the USA since 1948.
Other than being useful as an insect repellent for the skin, this oil is good for excessive perspiration, oily skin, and hair, and works as a deodorant.
It is said to soothe pain due to rheumatism and arthritis, and resist flu, colds, and minor infections.
The oil is good for the digestive system to heal colitis, intestinal infections, and get rid of intestinal parasites.
It eases menstrual cramps and pain and speeds up the heartbeat.
Used in a vaporiser, it is known to dispel fatigue, headaches, and neuralgia, and create a mood of cheer and optimism.
It is also used in soaps, detergents, household goods, and industrial perfumes and in insect repellent formulations against moths, ants, fleas, for use in the home and in the garden. Mixed with cedarwood it has been a popular remedy against mosquitos.
Ancient cultures in India, Egypt, and elsewhere, where the Cymbopogon species of grasses grew used them to repel insects, especially mosquitoes. In those times, people settled near rivers, and water bodies. While this was a good thing in many ways, it also meant an abundance of insects, mosquitoes, which brought disease and killed people. So, the use of this grass as repellent was a matter of life and death at that time.
This Citronella Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the Cymbopogon species of plants, especially Cymbopogon nardus. The main countries to produce this oil are Indonesia and China, who together make about 40% of the world’s citronella essential oil.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to the desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Aroma Jewellery: Simply add a few drops of oil directly into a clay pendant or onto an insert pad, felt ball or lava bead. Secure the closure of your jewellery, and enjoy that scent throughout the day. The warmth of the jewellery against your skin will help the oils diffuse into the air around you. Just top up with additional oils as needed and try to avoid neat oils coming into direct contact with your skin.
For best use and most economical application use our Oil Dispensing Glass Pipette Dropper specifically designed to easily dispensing your essential oils or fragrance oils into your diffusers or jewellery inserts.
Note Classification: Top
Scent: Fresh, Lemony
Colour: Yellowy brown
Species: Cymbopogon nardus
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, may cause dermatitis in some individuals. Avoid during pregnancy.
1x 100% Pure & Natural Citronella Essential Oil bottle – 10ml.