Country of Origin Indonesia
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Color: Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.
Common Uses: The Citronella Ceylon Essential Oil is used in a wide variety of application due to its many properties and benefits. It is reported to have therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, natural deodorant, along with its most popular use as an insect repellant. Many commercial repellents contain the popular Citronella Ceylon oil.
Often used along with Cedarwood Oil or Cedar Oil for a natural insect repellent.
Citronella Oil is sometimes used in soap and candlemaking.
Citronella Ceylon Oil has a typical odor of wood tones, depth with lighter Citrus scent, though it is more subtle than actual Lemon.
Cautions: Citronella may irritate sensitive skin.