Citronella Essential Oil (water-based)
Citronella is a grass that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has exuding a rich, crisp lemony aroma and this fragrant grass has earned the name Citronella from the French word meaning “lemon balm.” The essential oil of citronella is extracted from two varieties of citronella. The first one is the Ceylon variety, whose scientific name is Cymbopogon nardus and the second one is Java variety, called Cymbopogon winterianus in botanical terminology. In both cases, the essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh plant.
Citronella Essential Oil slows or prevents the growth or spread of harmful airborne bacteria, repels flying insects, uplifts negative moods, and relaxes the body and mind. It is reputed to reduce muscles spasms, ease headaches, and boost energy.