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ZURMA Citronella essential oil has a powerful, lemony scent. It can help prevent colds, fevers, and headaches. Citronella oil has a deserved reputation for being efficient in repelling mosquitoes for up to two hours. A great essential oil for use around the home especially for cleaning and disinfecting. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat rheumatic pain.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: all parts of the Grass
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Typical Main Constituents Geraniol – 57% Citronellal -6% Geranyl acetate – 6% Geranial – 6% Limonene – 5% b-Caryophyllene – 3%
Description: Yellow-brown oil it has a fresh lemony scent.
Actions: Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Emmenogague, Insecticide, Fungicidal, Bacterial, Vermifuge, deodorant, Stomachic, Tonic.
Special uses: Aromatic properties for soaps, detergents, household goods and insect repellent.
Blends Well With: Geranium, Lemon, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Pine.
Aromatherapy / Home Uses
Nervous System: Fatigue, Headaches, Migraine, Neuralgia.
Immune: Cold, Flu, Minor Infections.
Skin Care: Oily skin, Insect repellent, Excessive Perspiration, Headlice.
Non- toxic, Non-irritant – but can be irritating to sensitive skin, Avoid in pregnancy.
General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations
Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.