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 commonly known for its natural insect repellent properties, this Citronella has many other uses in both aromatherapy and medicine. 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 depression it gives relief from anxiety, sadness, and negativity by inducing a fresh, happy, hopeful feeling. Citronella stimulates blood circulation, secretions and discharges like hormones and enzymes from the glands, brain and the nervous system so it can support healthy immune and matabolic function. Citronella is the key ingredient for many insect repellents as it kills and keeps away insects including lice, fleas, and ticks. It has been found particularly effective on a species of mosquito, called Aedes Aegypti whose bite causes Yellow Fever.
The historical use of Citronella has included: treatment of fever, intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual problems. In Chinese medicine it is valued in the treatment of rheumatic pain as it is warming and activating for 'yang' qualities on both mental and physical levels.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
This winterianus variety of Citronella is higher in Citronellal and Citronellol than the Ceylon or nardus. This means that the antiseptic and antimicrobial actions will be more powerful and therefore the deodorizing effects will also be more effective. Minor internal infections (respiratory, urinary) can be quelled with a diluted ingestion on a daily basis.
Citronella can be stimulating, clarifying and balancing for the mind
Relieves stomach and intestinal cramps
Calms menstrual uterine cramping
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.