Citronella Java Essential Oil

Citronella Java Essential Oil

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Our organically crafted Citronella Java Essential Oil is steam distilled from the tall, green blades of Cymbopogon winterianus grass, also popularly known as Citronella Grass, growing wild in Indonesia. Citronella Essential Oil has a medium-strength sweet, citrusy, lemony, woodsy aroma presenting a top-middle fragrance note. It blends especially well with essential oils in the citrus, floral, wood, grass, and herbaceous families.

There are two types of Citronella Essential Oil we carry - the Citronella Essential Oil extracted from Citronella Java grass, which is particularly sought after by natural perfumists due to its lovely, complex aromatic profile. It has a fresh, powerful, lemon-like scent and is higher in Citronellal and Citronellol than the Ceylon or Nardus variety. This means that the antiseptic and antimicrobial actions will be more powerful and therefore the deodorizing effects will also be more effective.


Along with helping to purify against unwanted microbial activity, Citronella Java Essential Oil is popularly used to help repel mosquitoes and other pesky insects for its natural insect repellent properties. It is both an antioxidant and astringent, making it a fantastic choice for DIY skin care blends formulated for clarifying and rejuvenating the skin. Citronella Java Essential Oil is also helpful for reducing unwelcome pain and inflammation. Although Citronella Essential Oil is most widely used in outdoor type formulations, it is also a lovely, affordable oil to consider for inclusion in blends where you want a refreshing, uplifting, clean aroma.

Emotionally and energetically, Citronella Java Essential Oil soothes and grounds feelings of excess movement and energy, while also being uplifting to cast away sadness and inertia. This essential oil is often used to help cool and dispel negative emotions. This essential oil is also an excellent sleep support, great for promoting a deep, sound sleep.

Safety-Always skin test before use.


SYNONYMS  Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt ex Bor
Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle

COMMON NAMES  Citronella Java

EXTRACTION METHOD  Steam Distilled Essential Oil

ORIGIN  Indonesia


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