Ancient Wisdom, Essential Oil, 10ml, Brown Glass Bottle, Citronella EO-20
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Citronella Essential Oil 10ml

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Citronella Essential Oil 10ml - Brown Glass Bottle 

Latin Name : Cymbopogon Nardus.
Part Of Plant Used : Dried Grass
Source : Java.
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation.

Citronella Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the  Cymbopogon species of plants, especially Cymbopogon nardus. Citronella oil is famous as  a plant-based insect repellent, a bio-pesticide with a non-toxic mode of action, and has been registered for this use in USA since 1948. The main countries to produce this oil are Indonesia and China, who together make about 40% of the world's citronella essential oil.

Other than being useful as an insect repellent for the skin, this oil is good for excessive perspiration, oily skin and hair, and works as a deodorant. It is said to soothe pain due to rheumatism and arthritis, and aids colds and minor infections. Used in a vaporiser, it is known to dispel fatigue, headaches, and neuralgia, and create a mood of cheer and optimism. 

Ancient cultures in India, Egypt, and elsewhere, where the Cymbopogon species of grasses grew used them to repel insects, especially mosquitoes. In those times, people settled near rivers, and water bodies. While this was a good thing in many ways, it also meant an abundance of insects, mosquitoes, which brought disease and killed people. So, the use of this grass as repellent was a matter of life and death and Citronella was prized.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children and pets. Avoid this oil if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. This oil is not suitable for children.

Citronella Oil - Allergen Declaration

Citronella Oil - CLP Safety Data Sheet

Citronella Oil - IFRA Conformity Certificate

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