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Citronella

Cymbopogon nardus 
Origin: Vietnam
Size: 5ml

Synonyms: Sri Lankan Citronella

Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Sri Lanka

Composition: 100% Citronella essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert

Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Citronella leaves

Active Constituents: Aldehydes, monoterpenols: citronellal, geraniol

Viscosity: Thin to medium

Color: Pale yellow

About: Citronella has a tart, lemony aroma with bright astringent middle-top notes. It is commonly used to deter mosquitos and bugs, and is an excellent addition to household cleaners for its performance and for its citrus scent.

Common Uses: Make a bug spray with 15 drops Citronella, 15 drops Eucalyptus citriodora, and 15 drops Rose Geranium. Add together in 1 ounce of water with 1 tablespoon witch hazel alcohol, then mist on the body as needed. Dilute Citronella in plant oils or lotion then apply to soothe areas of discomfort. The oil may also be diffused.

Blending Recommendations: Citronella has a lemony, tart aroma that blends well with many essential oils. The cutting citrus notes come forward in the blend, meaning that only a small amount is needed.

Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus citriodora, Rose Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lavender Spike, Lemon, Lemongrass, Sweet Marjoram, May Chang, Neroli, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary cineole, Rosemary verbenone, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Thyme, Tea Tree, Wintergreen.

Safety Information: Do not use in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Always dilute.

Maximum Adult Dilution: 19%; 114 drops per ounce of carrier

Recommended Dilution: 0.5-7%; 3 – 42 drops per ounce of carrier

Chemistry:

Geraniol                         22.64%

Camphene                        7.66%

Limonene                         7.74%

Methyl isoeugenol           6.81%

Geranyl Acetate               5.90%

Borneol                            5.52%

Citronellal                        4.31%

Neral + Citronellol           3.22%

Linalool                           0.79%

Geranial                           0.73%

Methyl Eugenol               0.30%

Eugenol                           0.01%

Shelf Life: 4 years

Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.

Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.