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    Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winteranius Jewitt

    Plant Part: Grass

    Country of Origin: Java

    Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

    Slightly sweet, powerful and lemony scent. Its most useful quality seems to be as an insect repellant and may also help pets get rid of fleas.

    Also known to clear the mind, may be useful for headaches and migraines. Its deodorant and stimulating properties always refresh sweaty tired feet. Blends well with citrus oils, cedarwood, eucalyptus, peppermint, and eucalyptus. Flash point: 170ºF.

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    Good quality
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    Raymundo Delgadillo (Austin, TX, US) | August 31st, 2015
    Great quality citronella at a good price. I use it for mosquito repellants and works every time.
    smells great!
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    Ashley Hill (Jerseyville, IL, US) | February 16th, 2015
    This was great as a bug repellent. I will continue to use it year after year.
    bug-repelling spray
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    Yuan Gao (Bedford, MA, US) | February 5th, 2013
    Very strong! I am using this one for bug-repelling spray during the summer.
    Very strong!
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    Nina Darnowsky (san antonio, TX, US) | May 11th, 2011
    I use this EO with lavender EO, rosemary EO and a hint of patchouli to make a bug-repelling soap for the summertime. The citronella on its own in the bottle is strong enough to give me a headache, but in the blend in the soap it adds a sweet summery scent to the blend and definitely reminds me of campouts and summer BBQs. It's great to have a natural alternative to spray-on chemicals to deter bugs.
    I made a bug repellent soap!
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    bonnie garrity (chehalis, WA, US) | October 31st, 2010
    I used a combo of this citronella and camden grey cedar atlas and eucalyptus essential oils to make a wonderful camping bug repelling soap. I feel better using essential oils that are natural compared with chemicals like deet. Also works great for the dog! Thinking about making a spray with the same combo.
    Strong and distinct
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    Sara Bunn (youngsville, NC, US) | July 19th, 2010
    Very strong, distict astringent-like aroma, anyone who has ever smelled it will know it instantly. Works best with other strong scents, otherwise it will simply overpower them. I like it with Peppermint or Sweet Orange, also works good in Pine Tar CP Soap.
    Great scent!
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    Kara Stratton (Pine City, MN, US) | February 20th, 2010
    I make a natural 'bug off' blend that I put on the kids with this and it works great! I also use it in summertime soap to help keep the skeeters at bay! It even helps when put on a cotton ball and rubbed on the front door frame and screen to discourage mosquitoes from coming in with the kids!
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    Essential oils: in 1/32 oz. to 1/4 oz...amber glass vials with orifice reducers. ½ oz. to 2 amber glass bottles with white caps and Eurodroppers...3 to 4 oz. in amber glass bottles with black caps and without orifice reducers...7 oz. in aluminum bottles...15 oz. in amber glass bottles with black caps...10 & 25 lbs. in HDPE plastic containers with wide mouths although, occasionally, 25 lbs. may be dispensed in factory-issued metal containers with pouring spouts.

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    NOTE: An EO may safely remain inside an aluminum container for up to 3 months, but if storing longer than 3 months the oil should be transferred to amber glass. Fragrances and carrier oils up to 8 lbs. may remain inside HDPE plastic bottles indefinitely. If the customer at any time feels more comfortable transferring a product to glass this should be done. ALL PRODUCTS ARE DISPENSED BY WEIGHT, THUS, SOME CONTAINERS MAY BE FILLED HIGHER THAN OTHERS DEPENDING ON THE WEIGHT AND VISCOSITY OF EACH PRODUCT.

    Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.

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