Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon winterianus) from Indonesia is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves.
Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus) is the one most commonly used. This Citronella Essential Oil contains citronellal, geraniol, geranyl acetate and limonene as its chief constituents. The main producers of this essential oil are China and Indonesia. Citronella oil is also produced by certain other Asian, South & Latin American and African countries in smaller amounts.
Citronella is a grass that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma. Citronella Essential Oil is extracted from two varieties of citronella. The first one is the Ceylon variety, whose scientific name is Cymbopogon nardus and the second one is Java variety, called Cymbopogon winterianus. In both cases, the essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh plant.
Although this essential oil is quite common and used in many, many products, it can be extremely irritating to skin and lungs. MUST be diluted more that other essential oil. NOT recommended for topical use.
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