Blend in spray bottle with water for an effective insect repellent on its own, or blended with other repellent oils, like cedarwood, geranium, patchouli, eucalyptus or lavender. Great is massage blends for arthritis, muscular aches or neuralgia. Excellent antimicrobial action, so it's an effective inhalant for colds and flu.
Latin Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled leaves
Top note with a clean, strong, lemon aroma.
Citronella can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals. Skin sensitization also possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Avoid while pregnant. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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