HIGH ALTITUDE NATURALS™ Citronella (Java) essential oil is steam distilled form the Cymbopogon winterianus plant.
The main components of Citronella (Java) essential oil are: citronellol, citronellal, geraniol, limonene, and methyl isoeugenol. Citronella is a grass that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma and thus bears the name citronella.
Java variety is considered to be higher quality than others. This oil has varied medicinal and cosmetic uses. It is great for relieving acne, normalizing oily skin, and inhibiting any bacterial and fungal growth on skin. This is particularly helpful in caring for infections in wounds. Citronella helps relieve inflammation and remove toxins from the body.
Citronella oil fights bad mood and negative feelings, and induces a fresh, happy feeling and hope.
The crisp, rich citrus or lemon-like aroma of citronella oil drives away body odor and is used in deodorants and body sprays, although in very small quantities, since in heavy doses it may create skin irritations. It can also be mixed with the bath water to have a refreshing bath.
Citronella oil makes a great insect Repellant. This is one of the most commonly used properties of citronella essential oil, as it kills and keeps away insects and is also effective on lice, body and head louse, and fleas.
This oil has a stimulating effect on blood circulation, and makes a wonderful addition to a massage.
Word of Caution: There is no inherent toxicity in the essential oil, but it has been seen to produce irritation, dermatitis or sensitization in the skin if used in high concentrations. It should not be used on the skin of small children and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Blending: The essential oil of citronella forms fine blends with the essential oils of cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree.
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