Citronella 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical name: Cymbopogon nardus
Common name: Citronella
Plant part: Leaves
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Citronella has traditionally been used for its insect repelling properties.
Strength of aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet.
Possible Uses: Citronella Oil Uses: Excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellent, oily skin. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 58-67.]
Constituents: Geraniol, citronellal. [B. Lawrence, "Citronella Oil,"Perfumer & Flavorist, June/July 1985, 27.
Safety Information: Citronella Oil may cause possible sensitization. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 205.] Lawless says to avoid Citronella Oil during pregnancy. [Julia Lawless,The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 134.]
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