- MFG # 7536
- UPC # 733739075369
Citronella is the name given to a genus of tropical trees and bushes that‚ as a species‚ are known as lemongrass. As one would expect‚ the oil from Citronella has a characteristic lemony‚ citrus-like aroma that's made it a popular ingredient in candles and incense. Phytochemicals from Citronella are often used in perfumes and cosmetics. In some areas of the world Citronella oil is used as a natural‚ non-toxic insect repellent‚ although some countries still limit or prohibit its use for this purpose.
In aromatherapy there are two prominent but different varieties used; Cymbopogon winterianus‚ also known as Java type‚ and Cymbopogon nardus‚ also known as Ceylon type. The difference between the two is in their phytochemical content. The Ceylon type has a higher level of gerianol‚ which gives this particular oil more of a floral undertone‚ whereas the Java type has a higher content of citronellal‚ which imparts more of an intense lemon aroma. We use Cymbopogon winterianus for a fresh‚ herbaceous‚ lemony aroma that's milder than actual lemon oil. It blends very well with Cedarwood‚ Lemon‚ Lemongrass‚ and Lavender oils‚ in addition to other oils.
NOW® Solutions Citronella Oil is a pure and natural essential oil that's steam distilled from fresh‚ dried Citronella grass. This new four ounce size is perfect for those who enjoy the wonderful aromatherapy benefits of this popular essential oil.
- Clarifying‚ Freshening‚ Purifying.
- Steam Distilled from Fresh Dried Citronella Grass.
- Brisk‚ Lively‚ Citrus-Like Aroma.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Pure Citronella Oil.
Purity Tested/Quality Assured.
Product of Indonesia.
For aromatherapy use. For all other uses‚ carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba‚ grapeseed‚ olive‚ or almond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating‚ consult your healthcare practitioner before using. Not for internal use.
Note: Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- GMP Certification
- Kosher Product