Essential Oil Name: Citronella Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Plant Part: Partially Dried Grass
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Sir Lanka
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Description: Citronella oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height.
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.
Mixes well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Oregano, Pennyroyal, Pine, Rosemary, Orange, and Tea tree.
Safety Information: Do not use while pregnant. It may be a possible irritant to the skin for sensitive types.
Disclaimer: Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, or Hydrosols be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.