BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon nardus
PLANT PART USED: Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Sri Lanka
COLOUR: Yellow, brown
AROMATIC SCENT: A well-rounded lemon scent, though it is much softer than actual lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.
Our premium Citronella essential oil is carefully extracted from the leaves of the Cymbopogon nardus plant, renowned for its potent and aromatic properties. With a rich history and therapeutic applications, this essential oil is a must-have addition to your aromatherapy collection.
History and Plant:
Citronella Essential Oil traces its roots back to Sri Lanka, where the Cymbopogon nardus plant thrives in tropical climates. Sri Lankans have used this plant for centuries for its medicinal properties and aromatic scent. The oil is obtained through steam distillation of the fresh or dried leaves of the Cymbopogon nardus plant, resulting in a potent and pure essential oil with a characteristic citrusy fragrance.
Citronella Essential Oil is celebrated for its refreshing and uplifting aroma. The scent is distinctly citrusy, with lemony and grassy notes that evoke a sense of vitality and positivity. When diffused, the fragrance creates a bright and pleasant ambience that can help to purify the air and rejuvenate your surroundings.
The primary chemical constituents of Citronella Essential Oil include citronellal, citronellol, geraniol, and limonene. These natural compounds contribute to the oil's distinct fragrance and therapeutic properties.
Citronella Essential Oil boasts a diverse range of therapeutic properties. It is renowned for its:
- Insect Repellent: Citronella is widely known for repelling insects, making it an excellent natural alternative to chemical insecticides.
- Antimicrobial: The oil possesses antimicrobial properties that can help combat bacteria and fungi.
- Deodorant: Citronella's fresh scent makes it an effective natural deodoriser, neutralising unpleasant odours.
- Antispasmodic: It may help alleviate spasms and muscular cramps.
- Stimulant: The uplifting aroma can invigorate the mind and body, promoting alertness and focus.
Uses and Beneficial Properties:
Citronella Essential Oil offers a plethora of practical applications and benefits. It can be used for:
- Aromatherapy: Diffuse Citronella Oil to create a refreshing, insect-free environment while uplifting your mood.
- Topical Use: Diluted in a carrier oil, Citronella can be applied to the skin to help repel insects and soothe muscle tension.
- Cleaning Products: Add Citronella Essential Oil to homemade cleaning solutions for its antimicrobial and deodorising effects.
- Personal Care: Incorporate the oil into your skincare routine to promote clean and healthy skin.
Citronella essential oil should be blended with a base carrier oil like almond or apricot before use for topical application. Apply the mixture to the desired area, such as exposed skin, to enjoy its insect-repellent and other therapeutic benefits.
To diffuse Citronella Essential Oil, add a few drops to an essential oil diffuser or oil burner. The aroma will fill the air, creating a refreshing and invigorating atmosphere while helping to keep insects at bay.
Though generally safe for most people, Citronella essential oil can cause skin irritation in some individuals. Please always perform a patch test before you apply it to a larger area. Pregnant and nursing women should consult their doctor before using this oil. As with all essential oils, keep out of reach of children and avoid direct contact with eyes or sensitive areas.
Citronella Essential Oil from Sri Lanka, derived from Cymbopogon nardus, is a versatile and aromatic oil with a long history of use. Its distinct citrusy scent not only freshens the air but also provides therapeutic properties, making it a valuable addition to any natural remedy collection. Citronella Essential Oil is a trusted ally in promoting overall well-being and a pleasant environment, from its insect-repellent abilities to its antimicrobial and uplifting qualities. Embrace the benefits of this essential oil and enjoy the numerous ways it can enhance your life.
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