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Citronella (Oshadhi) 10ml

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Citronella (Oshadhi) 10ml

Citronella,  Cymbopogon winterianusCitronella, Cymbopogon winterianus


Citronella is a fragrant, lemony-scented oil is from a tall, aromatic grass. It is highly effective to ward off flying insects such as mosquitoes, and is the key ingredient in most natural insect repellents. It is also anti-infectious, making it useful for colds and flu. Its uplifting fragrance is cooling, and helps relieve mental fatigue.

Citronella Benefits


  • Insect Repellant - The fact that citronella essential oil is used as a major ingredient in insect repellant comes from its natural power to keep mosquitos and other insects away without the use of harsh chemicals. Citronella essential oil has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a nontoxic way to effectively repel insects that’s safe for the environment. It also works to repel flies and fleas, both of which can carry a host of illnesses. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and rub onto the skin to keep the bugs at bay.
  • Removes Bad Odor - The crisp, rich citrus or lemon-like aroma of citronella oil drives away body odor and is used in deodorants and body sprays, although in very small quantities, since in heavy doses it may create skin irritations. It can also be mixed with the bath water to have a refreshing bath.
  • Citronella is Effective Against Depression and Insomnia - For those who prefer to use all natural alternatives to medications, citronella essential oil can induce feelings of happiness and hope. A natural anti-depressant, it can also relieve anxiety and stress and lead to a better night’s sleep for those who have insomnia.
  • Citronella Cleans the House - With strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, citronella essential oil can kill many of the germs that cause odors and illness in the kitchen and bathroom. It’s a natural anti-fungal, which can control mold and mildew. And the fresh scent deodorizes the air anywhere you use it.

Blending


The essential oil of citronella forms fine blends with the essential oils of cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree.

Word of Caution


There is no inherent toxicity in the essential oil, but it has been seen to produce irritation, dermatitis or sensitization in the skin if used in high concentrations. It should not be used on the skin of small children and should be avoided during pregnancy.

Essential OilImportant Information


  • Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts of medicinal plants, very powerful in their effect and should be used with moderation and great care.

Essential oils used for massage - general instructions for dilution


  • If used other than for ambient diffusion, i.e. for massages, essential oils should always be diluted in good quality vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin (i.e. sweet almond, sesame, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
  • The standard dilution for adults is 1–3% essential oil, or about 3–10 drops of essential oil in 15 ml (= 1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil (20 drops = 1ml).
  • For children, sensitive skin and during pregnancy the dilution should be 0,5%-1% (1-2 drops in 10 ml).
  • For a full bath use for adults 5–15 drops and 3–5 drops for a footbath. The essential oils should be diluted with some carrier oil, a little cream or honey to help them disperse in the water.

Specific oils requiring higher dilution


  • Essential oils of Clove bud, Cinnamon (leaf or bark), Oregano, Savory, Thyme (thymol and borneol) can irritate the skin, use only highly diluted (0.5%—1% dilution).
  • For sensitive skin care should also be taken with Aniseed, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa (Balm), Peppermint, Sage, Wintergreen, and sometimes also Basil, Ginger, Lemon and Bitter Orange (1 - 3 % dilution).

Some precautions


  • These oils (except the citrus oils) should also not be used for children under 2 years and during pregnancy.
  • If pregnant avoid in addition: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, sweet Marjoram, and Myrrh.
  • If applying photo-sensitizing essentials oils like Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin or Lemon to your skin (even in dilution) do not expose your skin to direct sun for several hours afterwards (to avoid pigment spots). The furocoumarin free Bergamot is ok.
  • In case of high blood pressure Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme (thyme) are contra-indicated; a gentle massage with relaxing essential oils however is very beneficial.
  • In case of Epilepsy do not use the essential oils of sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary and Sage.
  • If you have a medical condition we recommend that you seek the advice of a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner or aromatherapist.

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Citronella (Oshadhi) 10ml

Unit: 10ml
SKU: 55033

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Citronella, Cymbopogon winterianus, 10ml


Citronella is a fragrant, lemony-scented oil is from a tall, aromatic grass. It is highly effective to ward off flying insects such as mosquitoes, and is the key ingredient in most natural insect repellents. It is also anti-infectious, making it useful for colds and flu. Its uplifting fragrance is cooling, and helps relieve mental fatigue.

This is a pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil from Nepal, and is obtained from the leaves.

Fresh and revitalising. Diffuse or add to a spritz to keep bugs away.

Contents:

10ml

Citronella (Oshadhi) 10ml

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Ingredients


  • Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus).

Product Information


  • Name: Citronella.
  • Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus.
  • Cultivation: Conventional.
  • Country of origin: Nepal.
  • Part of Plant: Leaves.
  • Fragrance Note: Top.
  • Contraindications: Non toxic, not irritant, possible sensitisation in some individuals. Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Major compounds: Geraniol, Citral, Citronellal, Citronellol.

Additional Information

Quantity 10ml
Ean code 5025868550332
Benefits

Citronella,  Cymbopogon winterianusCitronella, Cymbopogon winterianus


Citronella is a fragrant, lemony-scented oil is from a tall, aromatic grass. It is highly effective to ward off flying insects such as mosquitoes, and is the key ingredient in most natural insect repellents. It is also anti-infectious, making it useful for colds and flu. Its uplifting fragrance is cooling, and helps relieve mental fatigue.

Citronella Benefits


  • Insect Repellant - The fact that citronella essential oil is used as a major ingredient in insect repellant comes from its natural power to keep mosquitos and other insects away without the use of harsh chemicals. Citronella essential oil has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a nontoxic way to effectively repel insects that’s safe for the environment. It also works to repel flies and fleas, both of which can carry a host of illnesses. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and rub onto the skin to keep the bugs at bay.
  • Removes Bad Odor - The crisp, rich citrus or lemon-like aroma of citronella oil drives away body odor and is used in deodorants and body sprays, although in very small quantities, since in heavy doses it may create skin irritations. It can also be mixed with the bath water to have a refreshing bath.
  • Citronella is Effective Against Depression and Insomnia - For those who prefer to use all natural alternatives to medications, citronella essential oil can induce feelings of happiness and hope. A natural anti-depressant, it can also relieve anxiety and stress and lead to a better night’s sleep for those who have insomnia.
  • Citronella Cleans the House - With strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, citronella essential oil can kill many of the germs that cause odors and illness in the kitchen and bathroom. It’s a natural anti-fungal, which can control mold and mildew. And the fresh scent deodorizes the air anywhere you use it.

Blending


The essential oil of citronella forms fine blends with the essential oils of cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, and tea tree.

Word of Caution


There is no inherent toxicity in the essential oil, but it has been seen to produce irritation, dermatitis or sensitization in the skin if used in high concentrations. It should not be used on the skin of small children and should be avoided during pregnancy.

Essential OilImportant Information


  • Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts of medicinal plants, very powerful in their effect and should be used with moderation and great care.

Essential oils used for massage - general instructions for dilution


  • If used other than for ambient diffusion, i.e. for massages, essential oils should always be diluted in good quality vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin (i.e. sweet almond, sesame, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
  • The standard dilution for adults is 1–3% essential oil, or about 3–10 drops of essential oil in 15 ml (= 1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil (20 drops = 1ml).
  • For children, sensitive skin and during pregnancy the dilution should be 0,5%-1% (1-2 drops in 10 ml).
  • For a full bath use for adults 5–15 drops and 3–5 drops for a footbath. The essential oils should be diluted with some carrier oil, a little cream or honey to help them disperse in the water.

Specific oils requiring higher dilution


  • Essential oils of Clove bud, Cinnamon (leaf or bark), Oregano, Savory, Thyme (thymol and borneol) can irritate the skin, use only highly diluted (0.5%—1% dilution).
  • For sensitive skin care should also be taken with Aniseed, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa (Balm), Peppermint, Sage, Wintergreen, and sometimes also Basil, Ginger, Lemon and Bitter Orange (1 - 3 % dilution).

Some precautions


  • These oils (except the citrus oils) should also not be used for children under 2 years and during pregnancy.
  • If pregnant avoid in addition: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, sweet Marjoram, and Myrrh.
  • If applying photo-sensitizing essentials oils like Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin or Lemon to your skin (even in dilution) do not expose your skin to direct sun for several hours afterwards (to avoid pigment spots). The furocoumarin free Bergamot is ok.
  • In case of high blood pressure Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme (thyme) are contra-indicated; a gentle massage with relaxing essential oils however is very beneficial.
  • In case of Epilepsy do not use the essential oils of sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary and Sage.
  • If you have a medical condition we recommend that you seek the advice of a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner or aromatherapist.
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