Citronella Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from unsprayed crops - meaning that it is organically grown but not certified.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Plant Origin: Ceylon
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from grass (organically grown but not certified)
Selah oil blends that contain Citronella essential oil:
Shelf Life: 4 years
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
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Citronella may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Insect Repellent
- Malaria (Prevention)
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- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antifungal - prevents fungal growth
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antiphlogistic - acts against inflammation and fever
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- febrifuge - supports the combat, reduction, or elimination of fever
- insect repellent
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Apply to affected area as desired.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
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Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization.
Can irritate sensitive skin.
Inhaling citronella can increase the heart rate.
General EO Cautions:
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
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