Citronella Oil is distilled from a grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. An aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height, it yields a clear light yellow slightly brown liquid. Citronella Java Essential Oil therapeutic properties are believed to be antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and stimulant. Most relate to it for its potential insect repellent properties. It is also in soaps and candles. Helps relieve minor arthritic pain in massage with carrier oil. Citronella also used for minor infection, colds and flu. Citronella has a history of use for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair.
Blends well with Citronella Java blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.