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  • botanical name: cymbopogon winterianus
  • country of origin: india, indonesia, paraguay
  • extraction method: steam distilled
  • plant part: leaves
  • strength of aroma: medium
  • aromatic scent: lemony citrus type scent, though it is much softer than actual lemon with subtle wood tones
  • blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood virginian, geranium egyptian, lavender, lemon, orange sweet, and pine scots
  • kidsafe®: yes
  • cautions: none known
  • size: 10 mL (1/3 oz.)

citronella is often used in soaps and candles because of its fresh scent. it can help to support a healthy respiratory system and also aid in relaxation. used topically, citronella can make your time spent outdoors more pleasant.

directions: combine equal parts of citronella, lemongrass, and cinnamon leaf, add to water or witch hazel and spray around the perimeter to make your outdoor gathering more pleasant.

to help promote a clean environment in your home during seasonal illness threats, diffuse equal parts of citronella and cinnamon leaf into the air.

dilute to 1-3%. add to your favorite carrier oil to help with underarm perspiration.

add 1 drop of citronella and 2 drops of tea tree to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or aloe vera gel to use on funky toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.

disclaimer: the international federation of aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. bottles are filled by volume. some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.