Description– Citronella pure essential oil has a sweet, woody scent. It is stimulating, antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal.
How to – You can make an effective insect repellent spray by dissolving 25 drops each of Lavender and Citronella essential oils in 10 ml methylated spirits. Lastly, mix with 500 ml water and use in a pump spray bottle.
Origin and main producers-native to and grown in Sri Lanka .Another variety ( cymbopogon winterianus ) is produced in Java,Vietnam, South and Central America and India.
Plant part used in extraction – aerial parts of grass
Caution – do not use during pregnancy or on a hypersensitive skin.