Our Citronella essential oil , Java Citronella is a steam distillation of the aromatic grass in Indonesia. To receive one kg of essential oil we have to harvest 70 kg citronella.
Citronella has been known for centuries as an effective mosquito repellent. However, this essential oil has much more to offer! In traditional Chinese medicine it is used for joint pain. Citronella from Indonesia is highly prized with perfumers for its aromatic smell.
Citronella essential oil is mostly known as an insect repellent, but it has much more to offer in aromatherapy. It is an effective deodorant and also helps to neutralise excessive perspiration due to its astringent action, particularly when blended with our cypress oil for personal care blends.
Used in skin care Citronella essential oil can help to reduce over-oily skin, and similarly it conditions and balances greasy hair. On the nervous system, citronella is uplifting, refreshing and cleansing, which makes it helpful with lethargy and stress.
Citronella oil also has antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties,
Citronella essential oil can also help to clear and cleanses the mind, negative emotions and freshen rooms. Removes unpleasant odors from spaces and bodies.
Use three drops in your detergent to give a fresh and clean feeling when you clean your house.
Add a few drops to a carrier and massage vigorously into painful joints and hands for pain and swelling relief.
Make an insect repellent mix 10 drops citronella with 10 drop of our Cedarwood in a spray bottle of 75-100 ml water to control mosquito’s, ants & fleas around the home and the garden.
Contra indication. Do not use it for children.
The suggested shelf life is 3-4 years
Part used for production
Citronellal, trans-Geraniol, b-Citronellol, Geranyl acetate.
Fresh sharp lemony, woody & sweet aroma.