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Citronella Essential Oil


Ingredients: Citronella - Cymbopogon nardus

This is a Ceylon type Citronella from Sri Lanka, produced from the Lenabatu variety of citronella grass. The oil is steam distilled from the dried or partly dried grass.

Suggested Uses:

It is a refreshing, stimulating essential oil which has clarifying properties and is also useful as an insect repellent and in household cleaning products. It is yellow/brown in colour and has a strong, fresh, lemony scent which blends well with other citrus and woody oils

As an air freshener - 3 drops with 3 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Pine with water in a spray bottle, shake well before spraying, avoiding polished surfaces and pets. As an insect repellent 2 drops with 2 drops of Cedarwood and 2 drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora in an oil burner or diffuser


Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

Plant Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)

Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the dried or partly dried grass.

Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Digestive stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Insecticide.

Contraindications: Non toxic. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin.

Did you know: Citronella grass has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat flatulence and colic.

Oil Appearance: Yellow - brown.

Chakra: Throat

Chinese Element: Earth

Citronella comes in two main types - Java and Ceylon. We have introduced an oil from Sri Lanka, which is the only source of the Ceylon type, produced from the Lenabatu variety of citronella grass. Java-type is produced in many countries other than Indonesia, in particular China. 

Citronella grass grows up to 1.5 meters in height.

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