Citronella Organic Essential Oil
Active Ingredient: citronellal: 37.1%, citronellol: 22.9%, geraniol: 25.1%
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Plant Part: Gum
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Citronella Oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height.
Color: Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Citronella Oil has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, and Pine.
Common Uses: Citronella Essential Oil is credited with having beneficial aromatic properties, and most people will associate it with its delightful scent. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches. Citronella is also used in deodorants and in conditioners for oily skin and hair.
History: Citronella's lovely, soothing scent has been appreciated throughout history, and it is once again becoming a product of choice for health-conscious customers.