Citronella Essential Oil is a lovely light, fresh and uplifting oil.
It has been used throughout history as an insect repellent and natural deodorant (ensure to always dilute before applying to skin).
Great to incorproate into household cleaning due to its fresh, deodorising scent.
By steam distillation of the grass.
Fresh, warm, woody-sweet fragrance.
Uplifting, refreshing, stimulating, antiseptic, insect repellent, natural deodorant.
Mainly geraniol and citronellol, with geranyl acetate, limonene and camphene among others.
Traditionally used as an insect and cat repellent and skin conditioner.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'I have used this oil to keep my cats away from plant tubs, and it also features in some preparations sold in garden shops for the same purpose. It does need to be re-applied every few days but will effectively keep animals away from small areas of soil'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Insect repellent - to deter insects, add Lemongrass, Citronella or Melissa to a spray containing water. This may be sprayed onto skin or into the air. This solution maybe used to wipe down surfaces etc. The same essential oils may be used in an essential oil burner for added effect.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy Simply For You by Marion Del Gaudio Mak.