Citronella Oil – 3.4oz (100ml)

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 Citronella Essential Oil

Often known for its properties in repelling insects, Citronella can be used to create wonderfully uplifting oil that is great for treating oily skin. The essential oil has a sharp, lemon-y aroma that can be combined with citrus and some flower oils for greater benefits. One uncommon yet proven use for the oil is that it can be used to calm barking dogs.

Description

 

Common English Name: Citronella.

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus.

Plant Family: Poaceae.

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the grass.

Origin: Indigenous to Sri Lanka; other species of Cymbopogon (also marketed as citronella) may be cultivated elsewhere.

Plant Description: A tall, perennial grass that is very aromatic.

Main Chemical Components: Terpinoids and alcohols (citronellol and geraniol).

Blends Well With: Lemon, bergamot, orange, and geranium essential oils; carrier oils.

Uses: Oily skin, uplifting.

Fun Fact: Research has shown that citronella oil can be used to calm barking dogs.

Cautions for Use: Do not use during pregnancy. Possible skin irritation in some people.

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