Pure Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus) Citronella Essential Oil stops premature falling of hair & graying of hair, prevents & cures dandruff & helps to keep the scalp cool. Citronella Essential Oil is gesic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, insecticidal and expectorant. Botanical Name : Cymbopogon nardus Extraction : Steam Distillation Parts Used : Grass Aroma: Slightly sweet, Lemony smell Extraction: Citronella Oil is generally extracted using steam distillation process, using finely chopped fresh, dried or part-dried grass. Chemical Composition:Citronella Oil contains citronellol, geraniol, citronellic acid, borneol, nerol, camphene, citral, citronellal, dipentene and limonene. Oil Properties: It is a colorless or light yellow liquid known for its characteristic woody, grassy or Lemony odour. Vapours of this Oil causes initial stimulation followed by depression of the central nervous system when inhaled. Uses: Citronella acts as insect repeller and thus, used in flea collars, bug sprays and candles that keep away mosquitoes and other insects. It is also effective in the treatment of cold, infection and Oily complexion. Some other important applications include: Provides relieve insomnia The health benefits of Citronella Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance. Other Benefits: Furthermore, this Oil can be used in treatment of problems like Oily skin, Oily hair, abnormal palpitations, colitis, migraine, neuralgia, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain resulting from gas or cramps. Blends Well with: Citronella Oil blends well with Lemoss, lavender, peppermint, cajeput, eucalyptus, rosemary, vanilla and bergamot. Precautions: There is no inherent toxicity in the essential Oil, but it has been seen to produce irritation, dermatitis or sensitization in skin if used in high concentrations. It should not be used on the skin of small children and should be avoided during .