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Latin Name : Cymbopogon Nardus. Part Of Plant Used : Dried Grass. Source : Java. Extraction Method : Steam Distillation.

This Citronella Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the Cymbopogon species of plants, especially Cymbopogon nardus. Citronella oil is famous as a plant-based insect repellent, a bio-pesticide with a non-toxic mode of action, and has been registered for this use in the USA since 1948.

The main countries to produce this oil are Indonesia and China, who together make up about 40% of the world’s Citronella essential oil.

Ancient cultures in India, Egypt, and elsewhere, where the Cymbopogon species of grasses grew used them to repel insects, especially mosquitoes. In those times, people settled near rivers, and water bodies. While this was a good thing in many ways, it also meant an abundance of insects and mosquitoes, which brought disease and killed people. So, the use of this grass as a repellent, was a matter of life and death at that time.

Note: Avoid use during pregnancy, and in children under 3. Do not consume internally. It is advisable to always consult an authorised practitioner when using essential oil as a health remedy or for aromatherapy.

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Weight 0.04 kg


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