Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Origin: Sri Lanka
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the leaves.
Plant Description: This is a grass that is noted for its resilience and is native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a strongly aromatic perennial plant that can grow up to 1 meter (3 feet) in height.
Color: It is a yellow brown
Aromatic Fragrance: It has a scent that although lemony, is softer than actual lemon, and is considered to be a rounded lemon citrus scent. There are also other wood tones that are quite subtle.
Aromatic Strength: Medium.
Common Applications: It is used as a stimulant, insecticide, deodorant, antiseptic, parasitic and a tonic. It is usually associated with its insecticide and insect repellent properties. There are many commercial insect repellent products that contain Citronella Ceylon. It is usually used in combination with Cedarwood in order to create a pleasant smelling insect repellent that is also natural. It is also used in candles, soaps and in massage applications. This particular oil can help to alleviate minor infections but is more known for its ability to combat the flu and colds. Citronella is also effective for excessive perspiration and to condition oily hair and skin
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Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Citronella Ceylon Essential Oil will blend well with most oils but particularly well with Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Pine and Orange.
Cautions: May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid if pregnant. For external use only.
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