Citronella Essential Oil 10 ml

IDR Rp 48.500

Citronella oil has been used as a natural insect repellent for many years, and its scent is common in candles and bug sprays. Citronella oil also has properties that reduce inflammation and pain when used as a natural pain reliever. Certain compounds in citronella fight free radical damage, protecting cells from disease and deterioration. Natural antifungal and antibacterial properties can assist with common skin ailments, such as athlete’s foot and acne. With its strong, fresh scent, citronella oil is the perfect all-natural kitchen cleaner and deodorizer.  
• Citrus scent that’s slightly herbaceous.
• Reduces pain and fever.
• Natural insect repellent.

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Citronella oil has been used as a natural insect repellent for many years, and its scent is common in candles and bug sprays. Citronella oil also has properties that reduce inflammation and pain when used as a natural pain reliever. Certain compounds in citronella fight free radical damage, protecting cells from disease and deterioration. Natural antifungal and antibacterial properties can assist with common skin ailments, such as athlete’s foot and acne. With its strong, fresh scent, citronella oil is the perfect all-natural kitchen cleaner and deodorizer.  
• Citrus scent that’s slightly herbaceous.
• Reduces pain and fever.
• Natural insect repellent.


100% Essential oil of citronella


Essential oils have the natural ability to heal, soothe, and stimulate. With antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, essential oils have a wide variety of uses.

Sniff essential oils right from the bottle for an instant pick-me-up, to relive anxiety, or to induce relaxation. Add to carrier oil, such as jojoba, and use in a soothing massage. Place a few drops in diffuser to eliminate household odors. Add to cleaning products for more antibacterial and antimicrobial power. During cold and flu season, diffuse daily to stimulate immunity. Mix with carrier oil and apply to the skin to heal wounds. Add a drop or two to your face serum and apply daily to and protect skin against the signs of aging.

Before applying to skin, do a patch test.

How to patch test – Wash, clean, and dry the area on your upper arm near the crook of your elbow. Apply small amount of essential oil and cover with a bandage. Leave the bandage on for 24 hours, then remove and check for irritation. If skin looks clear and there is no reaction after the allotted test time, the oil is presumably safe to use. If you feel irritation at any time duringthe test, remove bandage and wash area with soap and water.

Citronella Essential Oil

Both intense and both bearing a lemon-like aroma, there are two types of citronella essential oils. First, you have the Java variety (Cymbopogon winterianus) and then you have the Ceylon variety (Cymbopogon nardus).

Today, we will be delving deep into Ceylon citronella oil and find out all there is to know about this fascinating oil. Let’s get started!

What is Citronella Essential Oil Made Of?

Ceylon citronella essential oil is derived from an aromatic grass from the Poaceae family: citronella (meaning “lemon balm” in French). Tall and slender, citronella is often mistaken for lemongrass because of the similarity in their appearance.

Citronella thrives in tropical and subtropical climates as it needs plenty of sunshine and constant rainfall throughout the year. Hence, if you have a look at the medical history of countries like China, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, you will notice citronella’s prominent presence as a natural remedy.

Today, Ceylon citronella essential oil remains highly-prized not only because of its medicinal properties but also because of its many other benefits.

How is Ceylon Citronella Essential Oil Extracted?

First, the leaves of the citronella are harvested, usually with a sickle. The leaves are then left to dry for approximately 24 hours in order to remove any excess moisture. Next, the leaves are steam distilled to get the yellow essential oil.

This is where hot steam is pushed through the leaves. The steam is then cooled into a mixture of citronella essential oil and water. As the oil will float to the top, it can then be separated from the water.

Benefits of Ceylon Citronella Essential Oil

1.     Naturally repels insects

Ceylon citronella essential oil is, of course, most popularly known for its ability to repel insects. In fact, citronella has been registered as a plant-based insect repellent in the United States since 1948.

Studies have found that the oil is effective on mosquitoes — particularly Aedes aegypti, which are responsible for spreading dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Besides that, research published in the Israel Medical Association Journal concluded that citronella can be used as an effective lice-control.

To ward of insects, you can combine several drops of the Ceylon citronella essential oil with coconut oil and use it just like a body lotion. Reapply every few hours or when needed. Alternatively, add the essential oil to a spray bottle with water and spray it all over your body and clothes for fuller coverage.

If your pet is flea-ridden, spray or rub a bit of citronella on its collar to keep those dreaded parasites away from your furkid. Your home can also benefit from the oil as well. Place a few drops of the essential oil into your diffuser to ensure that your home is insect-free.

2.     Inhibits fungal growth

Aside from keeping the bugs away, Ceylon citronella essential oil is also an effective antifungal agent. Multiple studies have shown that citronella oil kills fungus and inhibits fungal growth that can cause health problems.

A study in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology explored the antifungal effect of the essential oil against a strain of fungus called Aspergillus niger — a common contaminant of food. The study found that citronella oil ruptures the cell wall of the fungus and ultimately kills the harmful organisms within the cell that can cause infection.

Plus, Ceylon citronella essential oil is also effective in inhibiting Candida fungus, athlete’s foot, and acne.

For an easy at-home remedy to inhibit fungus, dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and apply topically.

3.     Reduces pain

If you are looking for a natural alternative to painkiller pills, Ceylon citronella essential oil is it. While citronella is not as effective as over-the-counter pills (and, therefore, not appropriate for serious pain), its analgesic properties can absolutely help you to manage lower levels of pain.

4.     Fights infections and bacteria

Ceylon citronella essential oil targets bacteria like Escherichia coli to prevent infections (in wounds and even infections in the digestive system, urethra, prostate, and kidneys), pneumonia, and food-borne illnesses. Apart from that, even the cultivation of seafood is safer because of citronella essential oil usage as commercial antibiotics for aquaculture use.

Additionally, you can also use citronella oil to clean your home — especially the kitchen and the bathroom. Simply dilute the essential oil with some water in a spray bottle and get to work. Its citrusy and uplifting scent is sure to naturally refresh the house, too.

5.     Promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety

As Ceylon citronella essential oil is an anxiolytic, it helps to reduce anxiety and works as a natural stress relief. So, whip out the essential oil and diffuse it in your home when you are having a rough day. It will ease negative feelings such as sadness, stress, and anxiety. The essential oil may even help to lull you to sleep, too.

A study in 2012 also showed that citronella appears to activate both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous activity. The sympathetic nervous system essentially reinvigorates you and prepares the body for physical activity. It is what is commonly referred to as the fight-or-flight response. The parasympathetic nervous system, on the other hand, slows down and relaxes your body. Thus, citronella oil puts you in the optimum state of being both stimulated and relaxed.

6.     Excellent as shampoo and conditioner

If you have not tried using Ceylon citronella oil to cleanse and condition your hair, you are missing out! The essential oil eliminates excess oil, dandruff, grease, and knots while adding shine and volume to your mane.

For a shampoo that rids your hair and scalp of all the undesirable things, mix two to three drops of the essential oil with your regular shampoo. You can do the same for conditioner or, alternatively, warm up a few drops of the essential oil and work it into the ends of your hair. After a couple of minutes, rinse out the oil. You can use the oil to style your locks, too. In this case, a very small amount of citronella oil is needed.

Mixing Ceylon Citronella Essential Oil with Other Essential Oils

Any citrusy essential oils will blend well with Ceylon citronella essential oils. So, try and mix citronella with essential oils like bergamot, lemon, and orange. Apart from that, Ceylon citronella oil also does well with woodsy scents like cedarwood, pine, and sandalwood.

Other Good-to-Know Information

Generally, Ceylon citronella essential oil is considered extremely safe to be used. However, it would be best to still take some precautions.

First, before using the essential oil, always start with a patch test first. This is to ensure that you do not have any adverse reaction to the oil such as swelling, redness, or hives. Besides that, you should also avoid getting the essential oil near your eyes, inner nose, or other especially sensitive areas to prevent side effects. Side effects, in this case, include irritation of the skin, seizures, and more.

Is Ceylon Citronella Essential Oil Right for You?

Brimming with benefits for your skin, body, hair, and home, Ceylon citronella essential oil is considered to be one of the best essential oils in the market. So, there is really no reason to not give this essential oil a try.

Additional information

Weight 100 g

Deskripsi Bahasa Indonesia

Essential Oil Serai Citronella

Baik yang beraroma tajam maupun yang mengandung aroma seperti lemon, ada dua jenis Essential Oil Citronella. Pertama, ada yang varietas Jawa (Cymbopogon winterianus) lalu ada pula yang memiliki varietas Ceylon (Cymbopogon nardus).

Hari ini, kita akan menggali lebih dalam tentang minyak Ceylon citronella dan mengetahui semua yang perlu diketahui tentang Essential Oil yang menarik ini. Ayo mulai!


Terbuat dari apakah Essential Oil Citronella?

Essential Oil Ceylon citronella berasal dari rumput aromatik dari keluarga Poaceae: citronella (artinya “lemon balsam” dalam bahasa Perancis). Tinggi dan langsing, serai citronella sering disalah artikan sebagai serai lemongrass karena kesamaan dalam penampilannya.

Citronella tumbuh subur di daerah beriklim tropis dan subtropis karena membutuhkan banyak sinar matahari dan curah hujan yang konstan sepanjang tahun. Karenanya, jika kamu melihat sejarah medis negara-negara seperti Cina, Indonesia, dan Sri Lanka, kamu akan menyadari keberadaan citronella yang menonjol sebagai obat alami.

Saat ini, Essential Oil Ceylon citronella tetap dihargai tinggi tidak hanya karena khasiatnya sebagai obat tetapi juga karena memiliki banyak manfaat lainnya.


Bagaimana Essential Oil Ceylon Citronella Diekstrak?

Pertama, daun serai citronella dipanen, biasanya dengan sabit. Daun kemudian dibiarkan kering selama kurang lebih 24 jam untuk menghilangkan kandungan airnya. Selanjutnya, daunnya disuling dengan uap untuk mendapatkan Essential Oil Citronella yang berwarna kuning.

Setelah itu uap panas akan didorong melewati daun. Uap tersebut kemudian didinginkan sehingga menjadi campuran Essential Oil Citronella dan air. Karena minyak akan mengapung ke atas, maka akan lebih mudah dipisahkan dari air.


Manfaat Essential Oil Ceylon Citronella

  1. Secara alami mengusir serangga

Essential Oil Ceylon citronella, tentu saja, paling terkenal karena kemampuannya untuk mengusir serangga. Bahkan, serai citronella telah terdaftar sebagai pengusir serangga nabati di Amerika Serikat sejak 1948.

Studi telah menemukan bahwa minyak ini efektif pada nyamuk – terutama Aedes aegypti, yang bertanggung jawab untuk menyebarkan demam berdarah dan virus Zika.

Selain itu, penelitian yang dipublikasikan di Israel Medical Association Journal menyimpulkan bahwa serai dapat digunakan sebagai pengontrol kutu yang efektif.

Untuk mengusir serangga, kamu bisa menggabungkan beberapa tetes Essential Oil Ceylon citronella dengan minyak kelapa dan menggunakannya seperti lotion di tubuh. Terapkan kembali setiap beberapa jam atau saat dibutuhkan. Atau, tambahkan Essential Oil ke botol semprotan dengan air dan semprotkan ke seluruh tubuh dan pakaian Anda untuk perlindungan yang lebih lengkap.

Jika hewan peliharaanmu kutuan, semprotkan atau gosok sedikit serai citronella di kerahnya untuk menjauhkan parasit yang ditakuti itu dari hewan peliharaan mu. Rumahmu juga bisa mendapat manfaat dari minyak. Masukkan beberapa tetes Essential Oil ke dalam diffuser untuk memastikan bahwa rumah kamu bebas dari serangga.

  1. Menghambat pertumbuhan jamur

Selain menjauhkan serangga, Essential Oil Ceylon citronella juga merupakan agen anti-jamur yang efektif. Berbagai penelitian telah menunjukkan bahwa minyak serai citronella membunuh jamur dan menghambat pertumbuhan jamur yang dapat menyebabkan masalah kesehatan.

Sebuah studi dalam Mikrobiologi Terapan dan Bioteknologi mengeksplorasi efek anti-jamur dari essential oil terhadap jenis jamur yang disebut Aspergillus niger – kontaminan umum pada makanan. Studi ini menemukan bahwa minyak serai citronella dapat memecah dinding sel jamur dan akhirnya membunuh organisme berbahaya di dalam sel yang dapat menyebabkan infeksi.

Plus, essential oil Ceylon citronella juga efektif dalam menghambat jamur Candida, kurap, dan jerawat.

Untuk pengobatan di rumah yang mudah untuk menghambat jamur, encerkan Essential Oil citronella dengan minyak pendamping (seperti minyak kelapa) dan oleskan secara merata.

  1. Mengurangi rasa sakit

Jika kamu mencari alternatif painkiller alami, essential oil Ceylon citronella lah jawabannya. Walau citronella tidak seefektif pil yang umum di apotek (dan, karena itu, tidak sesuai untuk rasa sakit yang serius), sifat analgesiknya benar-benar dapat membantu meredakan untuk tingkat nyeri yang lebih rendah.

  1. Memerangi infeksi dan bakteri

Essential Oil Ceylon citronella menargetkan bakteri seperti Escherichia coli untuk mencegah infeksi (pada luka dan bahkan infeksi pada sistem pencernaan, uretra, prostat, dan ginjal), pneumonia, dan penyakit yang disebabkan oleh keracunan makanan. Terlepas dari itu, bahkan budidaya makanan laut menjadi lebih aman karena penggunaan essential oil citronella sebagai antibiotik komersial untuk penggunaan akuakultur.

Selain itu, kamu juga dapat menggunakan essential oil citronella untuk membersihkan rumah – terutama dapur dan kamar mandi. Cukup encerkan essential oil dengan air dalam botol semprot dan langsung gunakan. Aroma citrusy dan khasiatnya pasti bisa menyegarkan rumah secara alami.

  1. Menambah rileks dan mengurangi kecemasan

Karena Essential Oil Ceylon citronella adalah anxiolytic, minyak ini membantu mengurangi kecemasan dan berfungsi sebagai penghilang stres alami. Jadi, keluarkan essential oil citronella dan teteskan di sudut-sudut rumah ketika kamu mengalami hari yang sulit. Ini akan meredakan perasaan negatif seperti depresi, stres, dan kecemasan. Essential Oil ini bahkan dapat membantu membuatmu tertidur juga.

Sebuah studi pada tahun 2012 juga menunjukkan bahwa serai citronella tampak mengaktifkan aktivitas saraf simpatis dan parasimpatis. Sistem saraf simpatik pada dasarnya yang membuatmu bangun dan mempersiapkan tubuh untuk aktivitas fisik. Inilah yang biasa disebut sebagai respons fight-or-flight. Sistem saraf parasimpatis, di sisi lain, memperlambat dan melemaskan tubuh Anda. Dengan demikian, minyak serai citronella menempatkanmu dalam keadaan optimal baik disaat aktif dan sedang santai.

  1. Sangat baik sebagai shampo dan kondisioner

Jika kamu belum mencoba menggunakan essential oil Ceylon citronella untuk membersihkan dan mengkondisikan rambutmu, kamu akan kehilangan kesempatan! Essential Oil citronella menghilangkan kelebihan minyak, ketombe, kotoran, dan rambut kusut sambil menambahkan kilau dan volume pada rambut mu.

Untuk membuat shampo yang merapikan rambut dan kulit kepala dari semua hal yang tidak diinginkan, campur dua hingga tiga tetes minyak esensial dengan sampo yang biasa kamu pakai. Kamu juga bisa melakukan hal yang sama untuk kondisioner atau, sebagai alternatif, hangatkan beberapa tetes essential oil citronella lalu aplikasikan ke ujung rambutmu. Setelah beberapa menit, bilas minyak dengan air. Kamu dapat menggunakan minyak untuk menata rambut juga. Untuk itu, cukup gunakan essential oil serai citronella  dalam jumlah yang sangat kecil.


Mencampur Essential Oil Ceylon Citronella dengan Essential Oil Lainnya

Essential Oil dengan aroma citrus apa pun akan berbaur dengan baik bila digabung dengan Essential Oil Ceylon citronella. Jadi, cobalah dan campur citronella dengan essential oil seperti bergamot, lemon, dan jeruk. Selain itu, essential oil Ceylon citronella juga cocok dengan aroma kayu seperti kayu cedar, pinus, dan cendana.


Informasi Good-to-Know Lainnya

Secara umum, Essential Oil Ceylon citronella sangat aman untuk digunakan. Namun, akan lebih baik untuk tetap mengambil beberapa tindakan pencegahan.

Pertama, sebelum menggunakan Essential Oil, selalu mulai dengan tes area terlebih dahulu. Ini untuk memastikan bahwa kamu tidak memiliki reaksi negatif terhadap minyak ini seperti pembengkakan, kemerahan, atau gatal-gatal. Selain itu, kamu juga harus menghindari pemakaian Essential Oil di area dekat mata, hidung bagian dalam, atau area sensitif lainnya untuk mencegah efek samping. Efek samping, dalam hal ini, termasuk iritasi kulit, kejang, dan beberapa lainnya.


Apakah Ceylon Citronella Essential Oil Tepat untuk Anda?

Penuh dengan manfaat untuk kulit, tubuh, rambut, dan rumah kamu, Essential Oil Ceylon citronella dianggap sebagai salah satu essential oil terbaik di pasar. Jadi, benar-benar tidak ada alasan untuk tidak mencoba essential oil ini.


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