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: I use this product when I'm camping. So much better than the DEET insect repellant sprays you can buy in stores. I do not feel terrible about applying this to my skin for a night by the campfire.
By:Sarah, Santa Rosa, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Feb-2014
Rating: I REALY LOVED this EO. Very strong & great for DIY insect repellent. Just fresh & a must have EO.
By:Scott-Kimberly, Hamilton, Indiana Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2014
Rating: Love this! I use it in my outdoor / summertime products. It smells great and is very effective!
By:Jennifer, Moon Township, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Oct-2010
Rating: This is perfect in my mosquito repellant soap! Great oil, great price!
By:Timothy, Pine City, Minnesota
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 21-May-2007
Rating: This stuff is STRONG. If you're looking for classic citronella candle type scent for a bug repellant spray, look no further.
By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014
Rating: Lovely. It's a *little* too sharp for my taste, so I'm giving it 4 stars. But overall, this is a great oil. I can't wait to use it in a deodorant!
By:Chana, New York, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Feb-2014
Rating: Like other reviewers I found this oil to be excellent as a bug/mosquito repellant. The scent is super strong and I found a little goes a long way. I add a few drops to the melted wax in my outdoor candles for extra protection against mosquitos. It works!!
By:Coletta, Streetsboro, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Aug-2008
Rating: Citronella Java Essential Oil is STRONG! I could smell it through all the packaging while I was unpacking my order. It's a pleasant, bright citrus smell that's said to be effective against insects. I'm looking forward to trying it as a bug spray....
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: Whoa! This EO is SUPER STRONG!! I wanted to make a yummy smelling insect repellent (since all the ones I can find at the store smell way too chemical to me), but when I put just one drop of this in, it overpowered all of the other EOs I had. Don't get me wrong, it smells EXACTLY like you'd expect citronella to smell, but I think I should have diluted it A LOT to get the level of odor that I wanted without turning my mixture into something cloyingly lemony.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: Wow! This one is potent. Very strong herbal/lemony fragrance.
By:Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Fantastic price for this very strong citronella. Great in insect sprays!
By:Stephanie, Sewell, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2009
Rating: Makes a great insect repellant when mixed with other EOs.
By:Brenda, Havana, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-May-2009
Rating: An ounce or so of Citronella Jave in a gallon of plain \'ole kerosene makes basically the same thing as the $10+ a gallon \"Citronella lamp oil\" that the department stores sell. You will be making your own bug repelling lamp oil for less than half the price the department stores charge.
If you can find it, get \"water clear\" or \"K-1\" kerosene from a gas station rather than in cans at the hardare store ... same stuff, way cheaper.
Rating: Nice smell, not overpowering. Great price for large quantities.
By:Jacinthe, Montréal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Fantastic and light, I find this citronella less musky than the citronella ceylon, but still with the same insect repellant properties.
By:Shama, Houston, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jan-2008
Rating: Very lovely! I have already been through three bottles this year keeping bugs away!
I dont know why I dont just order a larger size - its priced so low!
Great NDA quality!
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: Try it! Very low price and a very good quality! Awesome in CP soap
By:Caroline, Bearn, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
With an unwavering commitment to offering the highest quality of products, we firmly believe that Quality Assurance is of utmost importance. It is imperative that meticulous tests, documentation, and certifications are supplied for every product in our portfolio. Our facility is equipped with a laboratory using state-of-the-art gas chromatography to rigorously test the veracity of the purity and potency of our sourced oils. This ensures that you our valued customer are supplied with superior products at all times.
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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
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Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).
As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
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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).