A clear to pale yellow mobile oil made from steam distillation of the fresh and partly dried grass.
Cymbopogon winterianus Herb Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Citronella Essential Oil are:
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A good antiseptic and deodorant that reduces excessive perspiration on clammy skin.
Excellent to use in foot creams and gels for sweaty feet.
One of the classic oils for sports massage blends.
Combine with Cedarwood and Neroli in holiday shampoos to keep insects away.
Gives a longer lasting lemon fragrance than lemon does in shampoos. Adds a fresh, citrus lift to any hair product.
An effective insect repellent when blended with Cedarwood and Neroli, especially against mosquitoes. Use it with Emulsifier L to make it into a spray body lotion.
Citronella in an oil diffuser, will keep insects away.
With Cedarwood and Neroli as an insect repellent.
Blends well with Geranium, Lime and Green Mandarin for a fresh blend that can cover heavy oils smells and detergents.
Avoid during pregnancy. Possible skin irritation may occur if overused.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by aromatherapists to alleviate headaches especially of the tired and nervy sort.
Helpful to reduce excessive perspiration.
Used in a nebuliser to cleanse a sick room.
Has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.