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Citronella Essential Oil


Citronella Essential Oil
Latin name: cymbopogon nardus

Extraction by steam distillation using fresh, dried or part dried grass

Watery viscosity
Fresh, powerful, lemony aroma
Colour is yellow/brown

Very effective insect repellent
Inhalation helps combat colds and flu
Deodorising properties for tired, sweaty feet
Good for oily skin and excessive perspiration
(always dilute in a base oil before applying to the skin)

Other applications:
The scent can be uplifting and ease depression

Can cause dermatitis if you have sensitive skin
Never use during pregnancy

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