Citronella is an extremely effective insect repellent. It is 100% natural & can be brushed onto the clothes or hair. When diluted (2 drops to a tablespoonful of oil or cream) it can be applied to the skin. Suitable for children, adults and pets but always spot test first. Avoid in pregnancy.
Source: Cymbopogon nardus is mainly grown in Sri Lanka.
Extraction: Citronella essential oil is obtained by steam distillation.
Aroma: Citronella essential oil has a fresh, sweet and citrus scent.
Uses: Massage, baths, may be added to base emollient and vaporisation.
Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Peppermint and Pine.
Caution: Always dilute Citronella essential oil to less than 5% before application to the skin and avoid during pregnancy.