Citronella “Java” Essential oil, Indonesia


10 ml     169 Thai Baht
30 ml     359 Thai Baht
100 ml   869 Thai Baht
100% Pure & Natural Essential Oil
          Citronella essential oil is extracted from a type of grass that grows in South Asia and Indonesia. It is one of the most common oils used in natural flea and mosquito repellents because of its low cost. Citronella Java is suspected to be a more effective repellent against Dengue carrying mosquitos such as Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus than Citronella Ceylon due to its higher citronellal content. Citronellal is a leading insect repellent against dengue carrying mosquitos. It is sometimes artificially produced by the name PMD but it is commonly extracted naturally from Citronella Java. Citronella Ceylon does not produce high enough quantities. Both types are still very popular in insect repellents, soaps, cleaners and candle making.


Citronella “Java” 100% Pure Essential oil, Indonesia

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Origin:                  Indonesia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Parts used:          Leaves
Color: Almost colorless with Pale Yellow tint
Perfumery Note:  Top             
Consistency:        Thin
Aromatic Description: Grassy/Lemony Aroma
Blends well with:    Basil, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Lavender Spike, Lemon, Orange, Oregano, Pine, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Initial Strength:  Strong
Class:                   Aldehyde

          Citronella oil has excellent antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial activity. It is widely used to treat minor cuts and injuries. It can be diffused or vaporized into the air and inhaled to help fight colds and flu.
          One of the qualities of Citronella that most people don’t know is that it is helpful for sleep. It does not make you sleep longer like a sleeping pill might, but it makes a person sleep better. There are many testimonials of citronella assisting sleeplessness from mild nervous exhaustion and tension.
          As a local rub, Citronella may be useful to treat joint, muscle or nerve pain.
          Citronella is good for oily skin, acne or excessive perspiration.      

Note: Most essential oils cannot be taken internally, but even when they can, essential oils are highly concentrated and require dilution, special training and caution that Aroma & More does not yet provide. You can never drink any essential oils at 100% strength or diluted in water-based liquids.

Caution: May irritate the skin in in strong concentrations. Essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Information is provided for educational purposes only. It is up to the customer to determine if the product is right for their intended purpose. Special consideration should be made before applying essential oils to pregnant women, children or the elderly. If under a doctor's care, please consult the physician before using essential oils. If applying to skin essential oils must be diluted correctly and Aroma & More recommends testing on a small area of skin to check for reaction before attempting a full body massage.


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