Citronella Organic Pure Essential Oil (10ml) - Cymbopogon Nardus
Citronella has a refreshingly sweet and soft lemony aroma.
Most popularly used as an insect repellent, its uplifting properties can help clear the mind and ease feelings of depression and self doubt. Citronella can be useful to keep in a linen cupboard to keep clothing and fabric fresher, whilst deterring flying insects or moths. Lovely as an air freshener, it is also known to have deodorizing properties which can refresh tired and sweaty feet.
Origin & History
Citronella is mainly grown in India, Sri Lanka and Java, distilled from the dried leaves of a hardy grass. It was introduced to Europe during the nineteenth century but before this it was also traditionally used within Chinese medicine. In modern day, it is now widely used within deodorants, soaps, perfumes and is also a popular ingredient within wax candles.
Citronella blends well with other members of the citrus family such as, grapefruit, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, pettigrain, mandarin and tangerine.
How to Store Your Oils: Essential oils can be quite delicate substances and factors such as strong light, heat, air and moisture can affect them. They are best kept in a cool, dark and dry place ideally in a box and in a cupboard. We wouldn't recommend transferring your essential oils into plastic bottles as the plastic can interact with the chemical makeup of your essential oils and may cause the plastic to deteriorate. Keeping them in their dark, amber bottle with the lid will prolong their life. Oils that are stored in the correct condition should last for years (citrus oils have a slightly shorter life).
Size: 10ml, presented in an amber glass bottle.
Extra Information: Not Tested on Animals, Manufactured in the UK. (For more information on Natural by Nature Oils, please see below).
Safety Precautions: Citronella is best used in lower concentrations as it may cause irritate for those with sensitive skin.
Do not use undiluted on the skin. Do not take internally without medical supervision. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Seek advice during pregnancy.
Please note that the information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Refreshing, vibrant / sharp, powerful, lemony, woody-sweet
Citronella essential oil is an alluring, surprising, fresh and uplifting oil possessing effective, powerful and restorative holistic healing qualities with a fresh, green, citrusy, slightly rosy and lemony scent. Its qualities are surprisingly far-reaching; from lifting depression and easing your aches and pains, to reactivating and balancing your whole system and restoring your spirit.
Natural by Nature
- Essential oils & aromatherapy
Natural by Nature Oils was established in 1974 and were one of the first companies to promote aromatherapy in the UK. Since then their reputation and expertise in producing high quality essential oils has grown and they are now recognised as one of the leading authorities in this field. Founder, Franzesca Watson is also an author and broadcaster and founded the International School of Aromatherapy in 1991.
They are against animal testing of any kind on all cosmetic products and their ingredients. They have never tested their products on animals, and do not use any animal derivatives or by-products. All their packaging is 100% recyclable or biodegradable where possible.
Citronella Organic Pure Essential Oil (Sri Lanka) 10ml
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