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Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella Essential Oil

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Our Citronella Essential Oil, extracted through steam distillation of the leaves, originates from the Citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus) in Sri Lanka. This tall perennial grass, also known as "managrass," is wild-growing and undergoes a semi or full drying process before the essential oil is meticulously extracted through steam distillation. Known for its fresh, powerful, lemony scent with subtle woody notes, Citronella Essential Oil is a versatile addition to various products. Particularly noteworthy is its synergy with Cedarwood Essential Oil, creating a perfect blend for insect-repelling candles and sprays.

Usage Guidelines

  • Common Uses: Often employed in aromatherapy and skincare products for its aromatic profile.
  • Directions: Use with caution, ensuring proper dilution before application to the skin. Citronella Essential Oil, when combined with Cedarwood Essential Oil, is particularly effective in creating insect-repelling candles and sprays.
  • Blends Well With: Geranium, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Pine, and other essential oils.
  • Precautions: Essential Oils are concentrated essences from plants and should always be diluted before application to the skin to avoid irritation. We do not promote or encourage the use of essential oils internally, but instead promote their usage more for their aromatic and topical benefits. Always ensure that you are aware of the contraindications of the oils that you are using and consult with your doctor or a certified aromatherapist if you have health concerns or questions.

Technical Information

  • Also Known As: Sri Lanka Citronella
  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
  • INCI: Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella) Oil
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaves
  • Origin: India
  • Aroma: Fresh, powerful, lemony scent with subtle woody notes
  • Aromatic Strength: Medium
  • Aromatic Note: Top
  • Color: Ranges from a light yellow to brownish liquid
  • Flash Point: 62 °C

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