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Citronella Essential Oil | Alabama Essential Oils
Citronella Essential Oil | Alabama Essential Oils
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Name       Citronella Essential Oil

Category  Essential Oils

Species    Cymbopogon nardus

Part          Grass

Country    Ceylon

Code        CymNar2 

Cymbopogon nardus, Citronella Essential Oil is extracted from two varieties of citronella, first is Ceylon variety and second Java variety.  In each variety both are extracted by steam distillation of the fresh plant.  Citronella a grass that grows in Asian countries and Islands of Asia Pacific has a rich, crisp lemony aroma so the name Citronella.

Citronella essential oil Ceylon and Citronellal are chemically dominant, they do not rule in terms of aroma.  Instead it is a combination of Camphene, Borneol, and methylenugenol that characterize the scent.

Action:  Citronella is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and it is insecticidal, an insect repellent, and a deodorant.

Traditional Uses:  Various cultures have used this oil to treat intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual problems, and also used it as a stimulant, help acne, bruises, colds, infections, insect bites, insect stings, flu, fever, oily skin, rheumatism, stomach spasms, exhaustion, excessive perspiration.

Indications:  Headache, respiratory infections, neuralgia, fatigue, and oily skin.

Other Uses:  This oil can be used as an antiseptic to sanitize and deodorize surfaces.  Citronella makes an excellent insect repellent when combined with cedarwood.

Application:  Diffuse or apply topically on the bottom of the feet or on location diluted with massage oil.

Safety Data:  If pregnant or under a doctor's care. consult your physician.  Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization.  Skin test for sensitivity.

Companion Oils:  Bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, lemon, orange, and pine.

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Essential Oils Safety & Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purpose only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose and disease or condition.  Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way.  This information is for educational purpose only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.  
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted.  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.  Keep away from children.  If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.  
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Please consult a health care professional if you are pregnant or have any serious medical conditions. 
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