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Citronella Essential Oil, 4 fl oz
Citronella Essential Oil, 4 fl oz

Citronella Essential Oil, 4 fl oz

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Citronella Essential Oil, 4 fl oz
Part Number: 445050-03
UPC: 76796300146
Manufacturer: Starwest Botanicals
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winteranus/ Indonesia
Origin: Sri Lanka
Lead Time: Ships 2-3 days
There are two types of citronella: the Java type and the Ceylon type. We offer the Ceylon type. While the grass that produces the Java oil is grown in many parts of the tropical world, the Ceylon type is cultivated in Sri Lanka. The oils produced from the two types of grasses vary somewhat in composition, aroma and flavor.

The odor of Ceylon citronella is fresh, grassy and warm-woody. It is preferred for scenting outdoor sprays, room sprays and household products. Java oil has a sweeter, more floral aroma which is preferred in perfumery.

Aromatherapy benefits: purifying, vitalizing.

The therapeutic properties of Citronella oil include: antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and stimulant.

Citronella oil's most useful quality is that of insect repellent. It is best used in a spray, a diffuser or on a cotton ball amongst the linen.

It is also useful in ridding cats and dogs of fleas.

Citronella oil plays a roll in clearing the mind and has a toning effect on the body.

It can be helpful with colds, flu and minor infections and also has deodorizing qualities.

Citronella oil's greatest benefit lays in its use as an insecticide, its antiseptic properties in the sickroom and its clearing influence on the mind. It also is used for intestinal parasites and fever.

In a diffuser Citronella oil can be used as an insect repellent, for cold and flu, for clearing the mind and in the sickroom.

Citronella oil blends well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.

Citronella may irritate sensitive skin and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.

Essential and resin oils are volatile, fragrant materials extracted from the root, bark, wood, seed, fruit, leaf or flower of a single plant. Essential oils contain the odor, taste and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilutants added.

Steam distillation and cold pressing are used to extract the essential oil from the plant.

Starwest Essential Oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and undiluted. The distillation process occurs either at the site where the plants are grown or at a distillery. Each oil is tested for purity and strength using the gas chromatography method.

Packaged in glass amber bottles to preserve the oils, the 1/3 ounce size has a fitted dropper insert and a tamper-evident, child-proof lid. The larger items are in amber glass or PET gallon containers, depending on the product.

Starwest’s pure essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic preparation, healing and body care, potpourris and more.

Essential oils are very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.