Name: Citronella oil, Java, Indonesia
Species: Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt., fam. Poaceae (Graminae)
Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Citronella Oil is extracted from thw Cymbopogon nardus grass. It is a very aromatic perennial.
Colour: Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.
Common Uses: Citronella Essential Oil is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant and is most commonly associated with its insecticide properties as many commercial repellents contain Citronella. It is a great addition to soaps and candles, and has common applications in massage. This oil can also help with minor infections, as well assist in combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender and Pine.
Aromatic Scent: Citronella has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.
Essential oils in sizes 30 ml or larger are not packed with dropper lids.