Citronella Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Citronella Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus

Oil Overview

Citronella essential oil has a slightly sweet lemony odour.

Oil Sources

It originated in Sri Lanka and Java and is extracted from the botanical matter using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Borneol, Citronellic, Citronellol, Citral, Citronellal, Camphene, Dipentene, Geraniol, Nerol and Limonene.

Aroma

Citrus

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiparasitic, Antiseptic, Deodorant, Insecticide, Stimulant, Tonic

Possible Uses

Colds and Flu, Insect Bites

Warnings

Irritant to Sensitive Skin

Detail of Warnings

It may irritate skin.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Orange

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