citronella essential oil
Citronella essential oil is most ideal for repelling little things that bite but has also been used to treat rheumatic pain in Chinese medicine.
Furthermore, Citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It is helpful with colds, flu and minor infections and also has deodorising qualities. It may be used for combating excessive perspiration and for balancing oily skin.
A slightly sweet and lemony, very top note based essential oil
Oils to Blend with
Bergamot, Cajuput, Eualyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Sage and Ylang Ylang
The oil is steam distilled from the dried grass. Steam distillation of the fresh grass uses large amounts of energy and yields a lower quality oil, so dried grass is the prefered method.
Country of Origin
Citronellic (Acid), Borneol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Nerol (Alcohol), Citral, Citronallal (Aldehydes), Camphene, Dipentene, Limonene (Terpenes