Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka/Ceylon
Application: Aromatically & Topically | Sensitive
Plant Part: Grass
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet.
Main Chemical Components: geraniol, citranellol, geranyl acetate, limonene, camphene
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Tea Tree essential oils.
Safe for Kids: Yes
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. External use only.
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Our Citronella Oil is steam distilled from the tall, green blades of Cymbopogon nardus grass, also popularly known as Citronella Grass, growing wild in Sri Lanka/Ceylon. Citronella Essential Oil has a medium-strength sweet, citrusy, lemony, woodsy aroma presenting a top-middle fragrance note. It blends especially well with essential oils in the citrus, floral, wood, grass, and herbaceous families.
There are two types of Citronella Essential Oil, the Citronella Ceylon Oil and Citronella Java Oil which extracted from Citronella Java grass, both sought after by natural perfumists due to their lovely, complex aromatic profile. They both are filled with antiseptic and antimicrobial actions.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Along with helping to purify against unwanted microbial activity, Citronella Oil is popularly used to help repel mosquitoes and other pesky insects for its natural insect repellent properties. It is both an antioxidant and astringent, making it a fantastic choice for DIY skin care blends formulated for clarifying and rejuvenating the skin. Citronella Oil is also helpful for reducing unwelcome pain and inflammation. Although Citronella Essential Oil is most widely used in outdoor type formulations, it is also a lovely, affordable oil to consider for inclusion in blends where you want a refreshing, uplifting, clean aroma.
Emotionally and energetically, Citronella Essential Oil soothes and grounds feelings of excess movement and energy, while also being uplifting to cast away sadness and inertia. This essential oil is often used to help cool and dispel negative emotions. This essential oil is also an excellent sleep support, great for promoting a deep, sound sleep.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing. Earth’s Oils does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourage customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, our Citronella Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.
Earth’s Oils also declares that our Citronella Essential Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide
Gluten Free Statement
Earth’s Oils can approve that our Citronella Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.
Melamine Free Statement
Earth’s Oils confirms that our Citronella Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.
Earth’s Oils states as with reference to our Citronella Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.
California Proposition 65 Declaration
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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Earth’s Oils declares that our Citronella Essential Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.
Furthermore, our Citronella Essential Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.
Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Earth’s Oils can attest that our Citronella Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.
Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipment used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in our Citronella Essential Oil.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Citronella Essential Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top but do contain the volume of oil specified.
Money Back Guarantee: We only want to sell the purest essential oils of the highest quality to our customers at the lowest prices available. 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils is all we offer. We are so sure you will love our Essential Oils that we offer a 100% Risk Free, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.
*The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
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Earth's Oils is so sure of the 100% Purity & Authenticity of our essential oils that we offer a 60 day money back guarantee. Thanks to our total commitment of only wanting to sell the purest essential oils of the highest quality to our customers at the lowest prices available you are able to try them and if unhappy, return them for a refund. Even if you've opened or used your product, send it back to us, and we 'll offer a partial to full refund based on the amount of product remaining. Has it been more than 60 days? Not to worry, we are still happy to credit your account with the amount of return.