Citronella is distilled from a tropical, perennial grass. It is a well-known insectåÊand mosquito repellant. It is also useful in treating fever, colds, fluåÊand migraines. Possible skin irritant.
Our organic Citronella from India is distilled from a perennial grass,åÊCymbopogon winterianusåÊ‰ÛÒ also known as the Java type ‰ÛÒ that is considered superior for use in perfumery because of its fresh, sweet, lemony aroma.åÊCymbopogon nardusåÊ(known as the Ceylon type)åÊis commonly used for aromatherapeutic applications for which it is well suited. This differentiation is due to the variance in their chemical compositions, mainly in their geraniol content (higher percent in the Ceylon type) and citronellal content (higher percent in the Java type), and also accounts for the difference in their aromas.
Aromatherapy Uses:åÊA well-known insect and mosquito repellent, it is also useful in fighting fatigue, headaches and migraines.
Aromatic Profile:åÊSweet, fresh, and lemony, with a soft grassy/green undertone; has a sweet and somewhat woody dryout.
Appearance:åÊPale yellow,åÊtransparent, mobile liquid.
Use:åÊAromatherapy, Natural Perfumery.
Blending Suggestions:åÊDilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well With:åÊBergamot,åÊCedarwood,åÊCinnamon,åÊClove,åÊCypress,åÊEucalyptus (Narrow Leaf),åÊGeranium,åÊGinger,åÊHelichrysum,åÊJuniper Berry,åÊLavender,åÊLemon,åÊLemongrass,åÊLime,åÊLitsea Cubeba,åÊMyrtle,åÊNeroli,åÊOrange,åÊPalmarosa,åÊPatchouli,åÊPeppermint,åÊPetitgrain,åÊPine,åÊRosemary,åÊSage,åÊSpearmint,åÊSpruce,åÊTangerine,åÊVetiver,åÊYarrow,åÊYlang Ylang. Java-type Citronella oil finds extensive use in perfumery, both directly and indirectly. Soaps, soapflakes, detergents, household cleaners, technical products, insecticides, etc. are often perfumed exclusively with this oil.
Safety Considerations:åÊLow risk of skin sensitization, otherwise has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe).åÊDilute before use. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.