Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Nardus
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Sri Lanka. Color: Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.
Common Uses: Citronella Ceylon essential oil is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Most commonly it is associated with having insecticide properties. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Ceylon, and it is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent. Also used in soaps and candles, and is also known for useage in massage applications. This oil can also help with minor infection, and is known for its ability to assist in combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair.
Consistency: Light Note. Top Strength of Aroma: Medium. Aromatic Scent: Citronella Ceylon Oil has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though softer than actual Lemon essential oil. It also has subtle wood tones.
* Caution: Citronella may irritate sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.