Citronella Java Essential Oil
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.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
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.
PART USED Leaves
SYNONYMS Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt ex Bor
Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle
COMMON NAMES Citronella Java
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Top Note
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