Citral Essential Oil

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Citral Essential Oil

Citral is derived from the Cymbopogon citratus which is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 metres in height. Errors are often made in comparing Citral with Lemongrass. Though they are similar, Lemongrass essential oil is derived from the Cymbopogon flexuosus.


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Citratus
Origin: India
Family: Lauraceae
Plant Part: Roots and Stems
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note: Middle
Colour: Light-yellow
Consistency: Light
Aromatic Scent: Lemony and herbaceous.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
History: Traditional Indian medicine has used Citral Essential Oil to treat infectious illness and fever.


Cautions: Avoid glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.

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