Citronella south indian Oil


When an aromatic oil imparts property of healing, aid and insect-repelling, it becomes much more exquisite. Citronella oil is indeed such a unique product with its ever-appealing aroma, healing benefits and insect repellent characteristics. It is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and the stems of citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus) which is native to china, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and southern parts of India. The chemical compounds of the oil includes geraniol, citronellal, citronellol, camphene and limonene. The oil is believed to be antispasmodic, antiseptic, insecticide and fungicide. It may be used in houses as bug repellent or may even help in repelling Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. It may also be used with body wash or bath oils to prevent bacterial growth in our body and to provide a soothing natural aroma. In addition it may be used in cleaning sprays, bug spray blends and uplifting oil blends.

Health Benefits

  • Citronella grass is a perennial herb, found in Asian region. Of the two main species, Cymbopogon winterianus is often cultivated, mainly in Java and other parts of Southeast Asia, for the essential oil contained in its leaves. This oil is widely used in the pesticide industry. This species yields up to twice as much essential oil as the related Cymbopogon nardus (which is grown mainly in Sri Lanka, India).

Directions of Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Our Earth's carrier oils to minimise any skin sensitivity.

Product Information

Collection Method: Steam Distillation.

Plant Part:Overground parts

Main Constituents: Citronellal , Citronellol, Geraniol, Geranylacetate, camphene and limonene

Aromatic Profile and Blending


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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