Organic Citronella Essential Oil

Lenabatu Citronella, Sri Lanka Citronella.

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  • Certified Organic Citronella Essential Oil is a natural invigorating fragrance that uplifts the mood, revives a tired achy body and helps fight off colds. It does so with a remarkably pleasant scent that is often used to mimic Geranium Rose oil, and just so happens to repel insects.
    Farming MethodCertified Organic
    Country of OriginIndia
    Plant PartAerial Parts of Plant
    Scientific NameCymbopogon nardus
    Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Topical

  • Citronella gets its uplifting joyous scent from being a cheery lemon-scented oil and also being rich with the geranium-scented natural chemical geraniol, which gives Geranium Rose its mood lifting aroma.

    Citronella has an uncanny ability to revive exhausted bodies and relieve sore muscles at the same time. It not only repels annoying insects but Citronella actually kills head lice when applied to the scalp. It is also recommended for fighting the cold virus through inhalation.

    Below is a list of benefits that Citronella Essential Oil provides, by category.

    Nervous System: Fatigue, Nervous Exhaustion, Migraine, Headaches, Neuralgia.
    Respiratory System: Cold, Flu, Minor Respiratory Infections.
    Skin Problems: Excessive Perspiration, Oily Skin, Head Lice, Insect Repellant.
    Musculoskeletal System: Arthritis, Rheumatism, Muscle Pain.


  • For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 1-2% in any carrier oil. 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.

    Nervous Exhaustion, Fatigue: Diffusion, Topical Application on heart and chest area, Whole Body Massage or Aromatic Bath.
    Arthritis and Rheumatism: Topical Application.
    Cold, Flu, Mild Respiratory Infection: Direct Inhalation from a Diffuser.
    Oily Skin, Excess Perspiration: A total of 2% in a carrier oil or an unscented skin care product.
    Insect Repellant: Diffuse, Topical Application.
    Head Lice: Add 2% to any carrier oil and massage onto head.  Leave on for at least an hour.

    Safety Precautions:

    Citronella is considered non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. It may cause contact dermatitis in some people, so use with care.


  • Traditional Uses

    Traditionally, the leaves have been applied on minor wounds and the strong scent has been utilized in low-end perfumes, fragranced household products, and insect repellent.

    About the Plant

    The potent, versatile Citronella Essential Oil comes from an abundant source – tall grass found in Sri Lanka that used to grow wild but now is cultivated for its popular essential oil.

    Where it Grows

    Citronella is native to Sri Lanka.

    Family

    Cardiopteridaceae—Eudicot Family


  • Scent: The scent of Citronella is smooth, sweet, grassy and lemon-like. Because of its geraniol content, it smells somewhat similar to Geranium Rose, and in fact some imitation Rose oils are adulterated with Citronella and other oils, as an inexpensive alternative.

    Blends With: Bergamot, Cedar, Geranium, Lemon,Orange, Pine.

    Note:  Top

    Composition: 

    Geraniol, citronellal, geranial, geranyl acetate, limonene, camphene.

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