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.
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).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Oily & Combination|
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
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.