Citronella Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Nardus
Plant Part: Gum
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Citronella Oil has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.
Practical Uses: One can find no better natural insect repellent than citronella. Use it in an aroma oil burner or vaporizer to keep insects at bay. The oil can also be placed on a cotton ball, which is then kept amongst linens and clothes, so as to ward off insects. Additionally, the fresh, uplifting scent of Citronella can help to clear the mind and rejuvenate the body. Citronella is not recommended for use in bath or massage oils.
Description: Citronella Oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon Nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height.
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