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Citronella Essential Oil (Ceylon)

Citronella Essential Oil (Ceylon)
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Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 14 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus

Main Constituents:
Geraniol: 15 - 29%
Citronellol: 2 - 8.5%
Citronellal: 2 - 6%

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: Sri Lanka

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A light pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of medium aroma, Citronella has a well-rounded lemony scent, though it is much softer and has subtle wood tones.

Blends With: Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender and Pine.

Product Abstract: Citronella Oil is extracted from a resilient grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use, and contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
My favorite for making any outdoor product like insect repellents and I have even used it in a lotion bar with lemongrass, smells great. A very useful EO to have on hand.

By: , Elmcreek, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Dec-2013

Rating: Star
I'll use this in a cooling spray for summer to keep bugs away, but for now I'm loving the scent in candles which I might even try bringing outdoors once summer hits. Thanks NDA for the great price too

By: , Caledon East, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Nov-2012

Rating: Star
Very citrusy but not juicy smelling or yummy smelling. Can't describe it, it just smells citrusy and it smells like natural insect repellent spray. I like it, I will use it during the summer when I go outdoors. I have lots of NDA essential oils for soap making, this one I will not use until summer comes.

By: , Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Oct-2012

Rating: Star
Used this in my M&P soaps. Really great scent!

By: , Golden, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2011

Rating: Star
Great e/o! Will be great for my bug repellant!

By: , Hamilton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Mar-2012

Rating: Star
Very pleased with this FO - light and refreshing - I used it in candles - seems to work to repel bugs. Most candles ive notice contain only about 1% citronella. No wonder they dont work. Great plus - will order again. Thanks!

By: , Brockville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Apr-2010

Rating: Star
I highly recommend this E.O. for use in bug spray. I combine it with lavender and Eucalyptus. It is my most popular seller--its smells great and it works!

By: , Maple, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jun-2011

Rating: Star
Works well for bug spray or lotion.

By: , Brantford, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Apr-2011

Rating: Star
Tried to use it this summer in diffuser for insect repellant but it was not effective. Plan on making a lotion or spray that may work better. Good price though.

By: , Toronto, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jan-2009

Rating: Star
This stuff makes my bug spray a bestseller!

By: , Petawawa, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Oct-2009

Rating: Star
It's very easy to make a all natural and effective insect repellant with this eo. Great for outdoor enthusiasts.

By: , Vancouver, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 10-Oct-2008

Rating: Star
I really liked this citronella oil. its smell was pleasant, if you like the smell of citronella. i used it in my "bug spray" and it went over very well with the rest of the cottagers this summer. I will definately buy more when i'm done as i have a long list of people who want their own bottle of "bug spray" for next year!

By: , Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2007

Rating: Star
I would highly recommend this Citronella both for quality as well as for the price point. The strong heady aroma not only works exceptionally well with insect repellant products but as many other uses.

By: , Warkworth, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006

Rating: Star
You've probably heard of this great insect repellent. I use it in my Bug-Off blend as well, this one is high quality and priced right. Here are some other uses: for cold, excessive perspiration, fatigue, 'flu, headache, insect repellent, migraine, minor infections, neuralgia, oily skin. Also known as Andropogon nardus, Lenabatu Citronella, Sri Lanka Citronella. The essential oil is also produced on a large scale in Java as the Maha Pengiri Citronella, Cymbopogon winterianus type. Great price and great quality, highly recommended.

By: , Sarasota, Florida
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