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Farfalla Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus) Essential Oil - organic 10ml


Although this essential oil has been typecast as an insect repellent, it also has great benefit in clearing the mind, refreshing rooms and for softening skin, while combating oily skin and sweaty feet.

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Product number: OHBFA-016
Unit price: €57.60/100ml


Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus.
Other names: Sri Lanka or Lenabatu citronella.

Country of origin: Uganda.
Family: Graminae (Poaceae).
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: finely chopped fresh, dried or part-dried grass.
Colour: clear.
Consistency: thin.
Perfumery note: top note.
Scent: slightly sweet, lemony smell.

Ingredients (INCI): Cymbopogon winterianus (Citronella) Oil, Citral*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: citronellic acid, borneol, citronellol, geraniol, nerol, citral, citronellal, camphene, dipentene, limonene.
Blends well with: bergamot, rose geranium, lemon, orange, lavender and pine.
Properties: antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, diaphoretic, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and stimulant.


  • In a diffuser, Citronella oil can be used as an insect repellent, for colds and flu, for clearing the mind and to refresh the sickroom.
  • When included in a cream or lotion, Citronella oil may be used for combating excessive perspiration and for balancing oily skin.
  • It also has a dramatic freshening effect on tired sweaty feet.

100% natural essential oil (Ecocert organic certification).

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Product type Essential oils
Therapeutic effect Energising
Brand Farfalla
Scent Fresh, citrus-like
Skin concern Oily & Combination
Certifications Certified organic
Country of origin Switzerland

Plant Origin

It is extracted from a hardy grass, native to Sri Lanka and Java. This aromatic perennial grows about 1 m (3 ft) high and is a popular ingredient in wax candles, as an insect repellent, and is also widely used in perfumes, soaps, skin lotions and deodorants.


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