Citronella

Citronella

Cymbopogon nardus is a perennial grass and close relative of lemongrass and Palmarosa. The oil carries a lemony scent and is recognizable from the many insect repellants that use it.

  • Latin Binomial; Cymbopogon nardus
  • Country of Origin; India
  • Traditional Uses; Excessive perspiration, oily skin, insect repellant, colds, flu, minor infections, fatigue, headaches, migraines, neuralgia
  • Method of Production; steam distillation of gum
  • Perfume Note; top
  • Safety; avoid during pregnancy; moderate need for dilution prior to topical application
  • 10ml / 1/3fl oz