Citronella (Ceylon) Essential Oil
CITRONELLA (Ceylon) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Geraniol: 15 - 29%
Citronellol: 2 - 8.5%
Citronellal: 2 - 6%
Plant Part: Leaves
Origin: Sri Lanka
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A clear light yellow to brownish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of medium aroma, Citronella has a well-rounded lemony scent, though it is much softer and has subtle wood tones.
Citronella (Ceylon) Essential Oil is commonly known for its natural insect repellent properties, though it has many other uses in aromatherapy. Citronella is the key ingredient for many insect repellents as it kills and keeps away insects including lice, fleas, and ticks. It has been found particularly effective on a species of mosquito, called Aedes aegypti, whose bite causes Yellow Fever.
Citronella Essential Oil Uses
- Muscular Aches
- Infectious Skin Conditions
- Heat Rash
- Excessive Perspiration
- Fungal Infections
- Insect Bites
- Insect Deterrent
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use, and contact with eyes should be avoided.
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