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Citronella Essential Oil

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Cymbopogon winterianus
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Common name Citronella
Botanical name   Cymbopogon, winterianus
Description   Pale yellow to yellow-brown with a sharp characteristic odour, and floral undertones.
Main  GC components Citronellal, citronellol, neral, geraniol, geranial
Plant parts used Leaves
Extraction method    Steam distillation
Region of origin China


DESCRIPTION

Prior to the introduction of synthetic substitutes, citronella oil was one of the most widely-used insect repellents throughout the world. Research has verified the mosquito-repelling qualities of citronella oil, which has been effectively used in combating dengue fever mosquitoes.  Commercially it is found in insect repellents, candles, soaps, perfumes, detergents, and other household products.  It has also been known to be used for the management of topical infections and colds/flu.


BLENDS WELL WITH

Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender and Pine.

 

SUGGESTED USES

Massage oil
Bath
Inhalation
Spritzer
Compress
Skin care
Perfume


PRODUCT SPECIFICATION SHEET
 

SAFETY

- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use

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