Common Name: Citronella
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Plant Part: Grass
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Oil Type: Essential Oil
Aroma: Fresh, grassy, sweet, lemony
Appearance: Clear to pale yellow
Blends Well With: Cedarwood (any), Citrus Oils, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus (any), Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, and Tree Tree
Description: When some of us think of the Citronella, we often think of insect repellent. After all, it has been long used to repel mosquitoes and other flying insects for ages. Citronella does a lot more than repel insects.
Citronella actually is a powerful aid for minor infections, insect bites, and excessive perspiration. Citronella has many more uses in homeopathy/natural medicine. It is also heavily used as an ingredient in many fragrances.
Citronella's aroma is fresh and quite beautiful in scent. It makes wonderful diffuser blends. It also is a great addition in citrus oil blends used in cleaning.
IMPORTANT: FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, THIS PRODUCT IS FOR AROMATHERAPY-USE ONLY. Unless you have received clearance from a qualified medical professional, use only for aromatherapy. Any essential oil that is used topically should be well-diluted to prevent irritation and/or other possible side effects. Always perform a skin patch test before using topically to test for allergies and/or sensitivities. This product should not be used during pregnancy or used by anyone with a medical condition without first consulting your physician or other qualified medical professional. For more general information on essential oils, click here.
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