Citronella Essential Oil, Pure and Natural

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus


General description of Citronella:
Cymbopogon nardus is a coarse, tropical grass, that develops in clumps. The plant can grow close to 2 metres in height, but rather than grow upwards, the clump will increase in size. The plant is native to south-east Asia.


Extraction process of Citronella Essential Oil:
The grass of Cymbopogon nardus, either fresh, dried or semi-dried are steam distilled to produce Citronella essential oil.


Description of Citronella Essential Oil:
Citronella essential oil has a sweet, lemony smell. Citronella oil blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine oil.


Main therapeutic properties of Citronella Essential Oil:
Antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, bactericidal, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticide, parasitic, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.


Uses of Citronella Essential Oil:
Citronella oil can be used to treat excessive perspiration, oily skin, colds, flus, minor infections, fatigue, headaches, migraines and neuralgia. Citronella is also very popular to use as an insect repellant, and was in common use well before modern insecticides such as DDT.


Effects of Citronella Essential Oil:
Citronella oil is most commonly known and used as an insect repellant. The oil is diluted and rubbed into the skin to ward off flies or mosquitos. However, it is a good oil for helping to clear the mind and bring clarity to your thoughts. It can help treat and balance oily skin and sweaty feet, and is able to soften the skin with use.


Safety warnings for Citronella Essential Oil:
Non-toxic, and non-irritant. Always take caution when applying to sensitive skin, and always test for an allergic reaction before use. May cause dermatitis in some individuals. For external use only. Essential oils are not to be taken internally or ingested. If you are pregnant or have special medical conditions, please consult a doctor before use.

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Citronella Essential oil, Pure and Natural

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Product code: EO Citronella
Citronella essential oil has a fresh, powerful lemony smell. Mixed with cedarwood oil or on its own, it is a popular and natural insect repellent.
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