SRI LANKA. Citronella (Cymbopogen nardus) Essential Oil, Steam Distilled
Citronella is a familiar essential oil, extracted from a relative of Lemongrass, and very well known for its insect repellent action. Its scent is rich and citrusy. Aromatically it is considered a top note for blending.
In addition to keeping bugs away and relieving insect bites, Citronella essential oil is appreciated for soothing heat rash, sore muscles and joints, candida and other fungal infections, and easing fatigue and stress.
Our essential oils are sold in amber glass bottles with a dropper orifice for drop-by-drop administration. Do not ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. (Some examples of carrier oils: Jojoba, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Rosehip Seed, Castor, and Avocado; gently liquified Coconut Oil, Shea, or Cocoa Butter can also work for creating thicker body care products.) Always test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying more widely.
For adults who do not show sensitivity on an initial patch test, Citronella essential oil can be applied in dilutions up to 50%.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.