> Citronella ~ under EU directives not supposed to be used as a insect & fly repellent
Citronella ~ under EU directives not supposed to be used as a insect & fly repellent (Citronella)
CITRONELLA 100% PURE & NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL
BOTANICAL NAME Cymbopogon nardus Citronella oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height. SCENT:Citronella Ceylon has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones. STRENGTH OF AROMA: Medium PLANT PART: Gum EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled ORIGIN: Sri Lanka COLOUR: Yellow Brown CONSISTENCY: Thin NOTE: Top USES:
Citronella Ceylon has therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender & others to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent.Helps with minor infection, combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair. BLENDS WELL WITH
Citronella Ceylon blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.
for specific blends for horses, etc, please contact us, we will be adding blends to our site shortly CAUTIONS:Citronella may irritate sensitive skin.
Alison's notes: It's banned by the EU in fly repellents as an active ingredient because they won't pay for the testing, similar to eucalyptus and several others. However you can still use it to fragrance your fly repellent blends : ) Daft reporting in the horse world of causing growths on animals left out in the sun...errr hello