Name: Cymbopogon nardus (L.)
Why Citronella? Known for its traditional use as an insect repellent, citronella essential oil is also used in soap making and cleaning products. It has a soft and citrusy aroma—perfect for mixing into candles, aerosols, or perfumes for sweet summer nights.
Quality Assured: Our citronella essential oil is responsibly sourced from Java, Ceylon. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Citronella essential oil is an ideal addition to homemade bath soaps and other natural products to help promote clear and healthy skin.
Regulatory Status: Citronella essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Citronella:
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Pine Pinus sylvestris
Lemon Citrus limonum
CITRUSY SUMMER BLEND:
Citronella Cymbopogon nardus oil: 75 drops
Pine Pinus sylvestris oil: 75 drops
Thyme Thymus vulgaris oil: 10 drops
Sweet almond oil: 2 cups
Directions: Blend essential oils and add to carrier oil. Shake well and apply frequently to exposed skin. Note that thyme and pine can irritate the skin, so perform a skin patch test before use.