Citronella - EO 10ML
Citronella essential oil has a fresh lemony scent. It is an excellent insect repellant and is energising.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Cymbopogon nardus|
|Synonyms||Andropogon nardus, Sri Lankan citronella|
|Plant family||Poaceae (graminaceae) |
|Extraction||Distillation of the fresh or dried grass|
|Origin||Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe|
|Plant characteristics||A tall aromatic perennial grass, which has derived from the wild ‘managrass’ found in Sri Lanka.|
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellow liquid with a brownish tinge. A fresh, powerful, lemony citrus aroma.|
|Traditional use||Used by ancient civilisations to help fever, parasites, digestive congestion and as an insect repellent. |
|Blends well with||Sandalwood, geranium and pine. Sandalwood, geranium and pine. |
|Cautions and comments||There are no known contra-indications for the oil, but it has been known to cause dermatitis and should be taken with care. Avoid during pregnancy. Citronella is used in alcoholic and soft drinks and in many foods as a flavouring. |
|Main chemical constituents||Geraniol (<40%), Citronellol (<50%). |