Cymbopogon nardus species of the gramineae family. The tall aromatic perennial grass that produces the citronella oil belongs to the same family as lemongrass. Our oil is a yellow-brown mobile liquid produced by the steam distillation of the grass. Its powerful scent is reminiscent of lemon and melissa. Historically it has been used as an insect repellent and it blends well with bergamot, cajuput, neroli and ylang ylang although the percentage should be kept low, one percent or less.
Methods of use: Bath, vaporisation and massage.
Cautions: Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use on children or babies. May irritate sensitive skins. Keep concentration under 1%.