Light, fresh and uplifting oil, obtained from the grass, it is a natural deodorizer, and is useful as an insect and cat repellent.
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|County of Origin||Indoesia|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, deodorant, insect repellent, sedative|
|Chemical Family||Aldehydes, Monterpenes, Monoterpenols|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Note Classification||Top | Middle|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Lemongrass|
History: Several Asian cultures use citronella for its medicinal value in reducing fevers, eliminating intestinal parasites, relieving digestive and menstrual problems, stimulating the system and repelling insects especially mosquitoes.
Characteristics: Citronella Oil is extracted from a resilient grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches.
Indications: Used for perspiration, oily skin, insect repellent, cold, flu, minor infections,
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, skin or pet's fur.
Safety: 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.