Citronella Organic Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Nardus

Country of Origin: India

Cultivation Method: Certified Organic

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Consistency: Thin

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

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Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Citronella Ceylon is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Nonetheless, most people will associate it with its 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. It will also be seen in soaps and candles, and it has common applications in massage. This oil can also help with minor infection, but is more commonly 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.

Blends well with: Citronella Ceylon blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Orange Bitter, Cedarwood Atlas, Geranium, Lemon, Orange Sweet, Lavender 40/42, and Pine White Organic

History: Citronella Ceylon essential oil was one of the worlds dominant insect repellents before the introduction of DDT. Recent history has indicated that Citronella is once again becoming the product of choice for health conscious customers.

Certified Organic: This oil is Certified Organic. All of our Certified Organic Essential Oils are from carefully selected stocks. They are recognized as Certified Organic Processors and their oils have all been certified under the world renowned QAI Organics Standard. Chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers are prohibited. Instead the products are cultivated using traditional farming methods. Soil fertility is built; natural systems are worked with, not against; there is minimal, if any damage to the environment, and most importantly, Mother Nature is being respected.

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Important Note: The information provided in the Oil Profiles area is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.