100% pure Citronella essential oil steam distilled from Citronella grass organically grown in Indonesia. This is the Java (winteranius) variety with high levels of cintronellal and citronellol, which create its distinct aroma and therapeutic actions. Our Citronella Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
Commonly referred to as 'Java Citronella' and known for its natural insect repellent properties. Citronella is a tall, aromatic, perennial grass originally native to Sri Lanka. The winterianus varietal is cultivated for essential oil production in many tropical climates such as Africa, Argentina and Vietnam. This yellowish-brown oil is steam distilled from the leaves of organically grown Citronella plants from Indonesia.
A fresh lemon-grass top note gives way to a minty middle note and deep, medicinal and herbaceous undertones. Citronella uplifts the spirit while purifying the atmosphere and energy of any space. As a remedy for sadness and negativity by inducing a fresh, happy, hopeful feeling. Citronella is the key ingredient for many insect repellents as it kills and keeps away insects including lice, fleas, and ticks.
The citronella plant has origins in Sri Lanka, Ceylon, and Java and has been widely used in Indian and Southeast Asian traditional medicinal applications. The leaves were used to make poultices to treat minor skin abrasions and cuts. Today, citronella is used extensively in household cleaners, waxes, and perfumes, and especially known for its effectiveness as a natural insect repellant.1
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
Fresh, invigorating scent may be used to alleviate anxiety and fatigue
Application and Use
A non-toxic, non-irritant, Citronella can cause dermatitis in some cases, so it is recommended to test a small patch of skin before applying liberally. It is not suggested to be used during pregnancy and if taken internally, please consult a physician.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.