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Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Essential Oils A-F | 0 comments

Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus / Cymbopogon winterianus

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Grass

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet

Color: Clear light yellow to brownish liquid.

Consistency: Light

Aromatic Scent: Citronella Java Oil has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Major Constituents:
(E)-Methyl isoeugenol
Citronellyl acetate

Blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender and Pine.

Citronella Oil Uses: Excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect propellant, oily skin. Citronella Essential Oil is credited with having beneficial aromatic properties, and most people will associate it with its delightful scent. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches. Citronella is also used in deodorants and in conditioners for oily skin and hair.

History: Citronella’s lovely, soothing scent has been appreciated throughout history, and it is once again becoming a product of choice for health-conscious customers.

Cautions: Citronella may irritate sensitive skin. It may be sensitizing to those with hay fever. Avoid use during pregnancy.


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Safety Information: Tisserand and Young indicate that there is a risk of drug interaction when using Citronella Oil. They recommend a deramal maximum of 18.2%. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children.