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Citronella Oil - Cymbopogon Winterianus

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A fresh and strong lemon fragrance with a woody note.

A clear to pale yellow mobile oil made from steam distillation of the fresh and partly dried grass.

Inci:

Cymbopogon winterianus Herb Oil

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Citronella Essential Oil are:

 

Perfuming

 

To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.
 

Skin Care

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.

 

Hair Care

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.

 

Other

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.

 

Suggested Blends

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.

 

Cautions/Contraindications

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.

           

Historical Information

Has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.

 
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