Beachwood Essentials

Citronella Oil

$19

Citronella Oil is reputed to cleanse, detoxify, and disinfect the air and surfaces while encouraging wound healing.  

  • Acts as a natural, chemical-free insect and mosquito repellent
  • Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can beneficial for skin and surfaces
  • Releases a clean, uplifting refreshing scent

Description

Citronella
Cymbopogon nardus.

Aromatic Description
A sweet lemon, grassy scent with woodsy and floral notes

Blends well with
Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Lemongrass

Due to its fragrant lemon floral scent, Citronella got its name from the French word meaning "Lemon Balm".  Citronella oil is obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon (lemongrass). The grasses of Citronella can be typically found in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific.  Citronella is one of the few plants that is considered easy to cultivate and needs little care. Plus it does not require fertilizers and pesticides which is how it was discovered as a valued insect repellent.  It works by masking scents that are attractive to insects. Thus, insects find it difficult to locate their target to feed. 

Today Citronella oil is used as an insect repellent, although research has also indicated it also has antifungal properties that may help with wound healing. Those same cleansing and invigorating qualities make Citronella Oil an ideal ingredient in natural room sprays and diffuser blends.

Country of Origin
Indonesia
Extraction
Steam Distilled
Plant Part
The grass

Volume
15 mL/ 0.5 fl. Oz

Primary Benefits

Diffuse to cleanse the air and inhale to help detox the mind. 

Dilute and apply topically to repel mosquitoes and encourage wound healing. 

How To Use

These essential oils are for aromatic and topical use only. Diffuse or inhale directly. To use topically, dilute with a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.

Caution:
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive areas. Consult a physician before use if you are nursing or pregnant. Not recommended for diffusing or topical use on children under age 6.

Certifications

Q5 Certified (Learn More)
100% Pure Essential Oil
Therapeutic Grade
Sustainably sourced

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