Java Citronella, native to Indonesia, is an herb with very long stems, commonly used in cooking for its lemony taste and aroma. It is used fresh and cut into thin slices. The distillation of its aerial parts gives an essential oil with characteristic notes.
Most frequent uses
External use :
Respiratory tract :
Mild olfaction ++.
Cutaneous use: +++
External use :
Face ++ Body
Body ++ ++ Hair
Of all the citronellas, this variety, which originates from Indonesia, has the greatest molecular richness, since it contains, not surprisingly, citronnellal, but also monoterpenols, with geraniol and citronnellol at the top of the list, esters, monoterpenes... and a hint of eugenol. The fine balance between terpene aldehydes and monoterpenols is noteworthy.
Relaxing and soothing, promotes joint and muscle flexibility.
Helps care for skin prone to itching or redness.
When diffused, it helps repel insects and contributes to air purification.
Soothing, helps care for skin prone to pimples.
Adds a fresh, lemony note to body care products and helps reduce body odour.
The typical Citronella accent is present, but the monoterpenols add vigour and the geraniol offers its characteristic pinkish note. The hint of eugenol (clove note) is as discreet as it is effective. This Java Citronella is anything but monotonous: you will appreciate its relaxing properties on both an emotional and physical level.
The information provided in this Guide to Essential Oils is for information purposes only: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties presented are extracted from the works cited in the bibliography below. This is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.
Precaution of use
Food supplement. Not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dose (1 drop twice a day, maximum 80 mg).
Not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women without medical advice.
Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
Caution in case of hypotension.
Risk of drug interactions if taken orally. Seek advice from a health professional.
Tends to be irritating when used undiluted, make sure it is sufficiently diluted for skin use (maximum 10%).
Not for prolonged use.
Risk of allergy (geraniol, citronnellol, limonene, eugenol, linalool, citral): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use).
Avoid all contact with the eyes.
Keep out of reach of young children.
Keep away from heat and light.
- EMOTIONAL IMPACT
Expressing emotions, Promote openness to others
- OLFACTORY NOTES
- Slow cosmétique label