In the West, citronel oil has become popular for its intrusive properties. With it, the production of candles began, which became extremely popular. As a result, many of us can easily recognize the strong, refreshing, lemongrass scent of citronels or other lemongrass. Bet its rich and extremely good aromatherapy properties are not appreciated.
Citronella Oil became fashionable in the 19th century. It was first brought to Europe from Sri Lanka, where citronellas grew. At that time it did not yet have a name know now, but was called by a traditional name: siree oil.
The main citronel essential oils used in aromatherapy are derived from intoxicating lemongrass, also known as Java type, and fragrant lemongrass. The essential aromatic substances that make up their essential oil are practically the same, but the proportions are different.
Attention: this is not a disinfectant acting on covid19; there are currently no drugs that have been shown to be effective against this virus.
- Without phthalates
- Air purifier & freshener
- bloodsuckers don't like the smell of citronella oil;
- for cleaning the air – adding it to a cleaning agent, a bucket of water, to clean floors or windowsills can give a pleasant fragrance to spaces and enrich the atmosphere;
- excellent natural deodorant;
- menstrual stimulant (emenagogue);
It is also an excellent emotion oil: it changes the mood, clarifies emotional states, "cleanses" stagnant bad emotions, bad climate in the family or at work. This refreshing citrus sun oil clarifies, uplifts and activates the mind, and can thus help to get rid of lingering sadness and emotional fatigue.
Lemongrass essential oil is widely used in the soap and cosmetics industry as a cheap substitute – often adulterated with more expensive rose and other essential oils.
Not all the properties of this product are mentioned here. Unfortunately, due to EU regulation of health claims, we cannot inform you in detail, even if the benefits of this product are scientifically proven.
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- do not use pure on the skin as it may cause irritation; dilute with vegetable oil or butter; maximum concentration for use on the skin is 18.2% (R. Tisserand, R. Young "Essential Oil Safety"); use our concentration calculator;
- protect the eyes;
- effects on pregnant and lactating women are unknown; essential oils should be avoided for the first 3 months of pregnancy and for infants under 3 months of age unless necessary;
- despite the high phyto-, aromatherapeutic quality of this oil, the aromatherapy community cannot recommend internal use for therapeutic purposes, but such use is possible if prescribed by a phyto/ aromatherapist;
- do not use on cats, birds, fish, rodents, reptiles (evaporate in small quantities at home or use on your own); do not use on dogs, horses, muzzle, genitals, vaccinate;
- this essential oil is not registered as a medicinal product;
- this essential oil is not registered as a biocide;
- keep tightly closed in a dark, cool place.
- bottle: glass
- cap/dropper: plastic
- label: paper or plastic PVC