Product Abstract: Citronella Oil is extracted from a resilient grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use, and contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: Not what I was expecting when I ordered citronella, but still pleasantly surprised. I now have both varieties. If you're looking for citronella-candle type aroma to chase off bugs, you want the Java citronella. This is much more subdued and has a pleasant mix of citrus and woody notes. I can see this going in men's cologne or shaving soap easily, perhaps blended with cedar or rosewood.
By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014
Rating: This Citronella is great in insect repellant blends or haircare. A very strong herbal lemony scent with woody undertones, it gives me an instant headache, but that is only because I am sensitive to the oil, no matter where it comes from. I blend it with cedarwood and/or other citrus oils and lavender and it's amazing. NDA has a great oil here.
By:Lisa, Pellston, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008
Rating: I love this EO I was so surprised the first time I used in my lotion and went on my patio and it kept the annoying mosquitoes away and I don't dare get anywhere near my backyard without. I have a very sensitive skin this keeps the mosquitoes away which means less scratching. Thank NDA love the fact that it works and its reasonably priced.
By:Rose, Saint Albans, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2013
Rating: Strong smell, but did little for the mosquitos in my garage.
By:Jeremy, East Lansing, Michigan
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-May-2006
Rating: Very pleased with this FO - light and refreshing - I used it in candles - seems to work to repel bugs. Most candles ive notice contain only about 1% citronella. No wonder they dont work. Great plus - will order again. Thanks!
By:Betsy, Brockville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great price, an easy choice for insect repellent recipes!
By:Kat, Cody, Wyoming Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Sep-2011
Rating: I highly recommend this E.O. for use in bug spray. I combine it with lavender and Eucalyptus. It is my most popular seller--its smells great and it works!
By:Erica, Maple, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This stuff makes my bug spray a bestseller!
By:Lindsey, Petawawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Making soap as an aid for bug repellent, I love to mix this Citronella with Lemon Grass. Gives it a wonderful soft scent.
By:Samatha, Lompoc, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Aug-2009
Rating: the combination of citronella and cedarwood has been very effective in my are. It has proven to be the best insect repellent anywhere. However, BEWARE!!! Adding straight tap water to the combination nullifies it's effectiveness. Other than that_ it REALLY works the BOMB!!!!
By:Tobi, Ossipee, New Hampshire
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jan-2008
Rating: It's very easy to make a all natural and effective insect repellant with this eo. Great for outdoor enthusiasts.
By:Samantha, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is the main EO I use in my insect repellant. It's gentile enough for sensitive skin when diluted properly.
By:Shama, Houston, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jan-2008
Rating: i am liking the smell more and more. i use it in a spray to keep mosquitoes away from me during the summer. a refreshing scent!
By:Julie, Rochester, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jun-2008
Rating: the best insect repellant I've used, and you smell great too!!
Rating: I use this not only for medicinal reasons but in massage therapy, chakra balancing and reiki work!
Top quality again ND!
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: I would highly recommend this Citronella both for quality as well as for the price point. The strong heady aroma not only works exceptionally well with insect repellant products but as many other uses.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: You've probably heard of this great insect repellent. I use it in my Bug-Off blend as well, this one is high quality and priced right. Here are some other uses: for cold, excessive perspiration, fatigue, 'flu, headache, insect repellent, migraine, minor infections, neuralgia, oily skin. (Also known as Andropogon nardus, Lenabatu Citronella, Sri Lanka Citronella.) The essential oil is also produced on a large scale in Java as the Maha Pengiri Citronella, Cymbopogon winterianus type. Great price and great quality, highly recommended.
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).