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DescriptionOrganic Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)AromaCitronella essential oil has a powerfully sweet and lemony aroma, with a herbaceous undertone.The plantCitronella is a grass that grows to about 3 feet tall and has long flowering leaves. It is grown mainly in Sri Lanka and Java, and also found in Central America and South America.The extractionThe citronella grass is dried first and then steam distilled. The drying stage is important because it gives the essential oil the more favourable aroma.AffectsCitronella essential oil is commonly used as an insect repellent. It is also antibacterial and deodorising, as well as being an affective flea spray for animals and used as a moth deterrent for clothes.Interesting factCitronella oil is sometimes used in Chinese cooking to add an interesting flavour and aroma* .HistoryCitronella essential oil was originally exported from Sri Lanka and the first shipment was known as ‘Oleum Siree’. The oil was originally used in candle making where it was infused in the wax, to make a candle that was an effective insect repellent.Chemical constituentsCitronellic (acid), Borneol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Nerol (Alcohols), Citral, Citronellal (Aldehydes), Camphene, Dipentene, Limonene (Terpenes).BlendingCitronella oil blends well with lemon, bergamot, orange, cedarwood and geranium. When blended with neroli or bergamot it is particularly softening to the skin.
Any information you have gained from Amour Natural in any format is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. A decision to use or not to use this information is your sole responsibility. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, consult your doctor or health care professional before use. If in doubt, please seek medical advice. Patch test before use.
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