Synonyms: Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt
Latin Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Country of origin: Java / Sri Lanka/India
Plant part used: Grass / Leaf
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Yellowish liquid
Perfumery Note: Top
Solubility: Soluble in Alcohols,Essential Oils and insoluble in water
Major Component: Citronellal (32-45%), geraniol (21-24%), citronellol (11-15%), geranyl acetate (3-8%).
Aromatherapy Uses: It is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, and tonic and as a stimulant. Also contains insecticide properties. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent. It can be used in soaps and candles. This oil can also help with minor infection, but is more commonly known for its ability to assist in combating colds and flu. It is best for conditioning oily skin and hair.
Blending Property: It blends well with all oils but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.
History: It was one of the world’s dominant insect repellents before the introduction of DDT.
Cautions: Avoid in Pregnancy, Used after consulting with Aromatherapist.
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