There are two general types of Citronella. The Java & Ceylon yield different components and are grown in different locations. The Ceylon is the C. Nardus variety. The Java, C. Winterianus variety is considered a 'higher quality' Essential oil.
In both cases the oil is steam distilled. Savitur's comes from India in a location Somah is familiar with.
It's scent is connected to 'insect repellent' however it's shown benefit to relieve spasms and used as a strong anti-bacterial in cleaning. Citronella is used IN BLENDS to remove tapeworms in children, when administered by a licensed ND or Ayurvedic Physician.
"Never go camping without Citronella"
- Dr. Bryan Miller (Ayurveda & Essential Oils)
In addition to being an EPIC outdoor oil to deter bugs, Citronella is a wonder when added to pet shampoo to halt and prevent fleas. Your dog will thank you!
Bugs Be Gone Diffuser Blend:
2 drops Citronella
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Geranium