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Java Citronella Essential Oil

Commonly known as: Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil (I.N.C.I.), Lemongrass Essential Herb Oil.
Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt.
Extraction process: Distillation by steam stripping.
Family: Poaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Aerial parts (stems and leaves).
Location: Tropical and subtropical regions (Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Africa, Caribbean).
Flowering: Fall.
Provenance, origin: Indonesia.
Phytochemical composition: Citronnellal, geraniol, eugenol, farnesol, citronellol, geranyl acetate, limonene, elemol, citronellyl acetate, delta-germacrene, delta-cadinene, beta-elemene, isopulegol, linalool, citral/lemonal (geranial + neral).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear liquid; Color: Transparent to light yellow; Scent: Herbaceous, lemony.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.88 - 0.9; Refractive Index: 1.466 to 1.477.
Benefits: Purifying, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cellulite, purifying, deodorizing.
Concerns: All skin types.

Details

Usage

Facial Care (exfoliants, oils); Body Care (lotions, solid soaps, oils).

Method of Preservation

Essential oils are sensitive to UV radiation, thus they should be stored away from air, light, and heat in an amber bottle.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

The essential oil of lemongrass is not suitable for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and individuals allergic to any of the components of the essential oil.

Precautions for use: Like any essential oil, lemongrass oil must be used with caution. It should not come into contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. Lemongrass essential oil must be diluted before being applied to the skin. A tolerance test on a small area of the skin is recommended before use on larger areas.

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Originating from southern India, Java citronella is primarily known for its mosquito-repelling properties. Its essential oil is used in cosmetics due to its purifying, draining, and anti-cellulite virtues.