Acts as an effective insect repellent to ward off insects, bugs and mosquitoes. Citronella cleanses and soothes the scalp, improves overall skin health, and useful in the treatment of head lice. It's an excellent addition to household cleaning products and is also extensively used in soaps, candles, perfumes and flavouring.
All Iryasa Essential Oils are 100% pure, therapeutic and mindfully produced in small batches to ensure freshness and efficacy. Their oils are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015, WHO GMP, HACCP, HALAL certified facility, and undergo robust QC and testing (GC/MS) to ensure purity & potency. The ingredient(s) are sourced from farms that practice sustainable agriculture and fair wages, and the USDA organic certification demonstrates Iryasa's commitment to creating positive impact for our planet, due to conservation of biodiversity in the natural landscapes and their ecosystems.
This oil is packaged in a patented biophotonic glass that helps protect, prolong and revitalize the efficacy of the products.
- USDA Certified Organic
- No synthetic preservatives, pesticides or chemical fertilizers
HOW TO USE
Freshen up your room while keeping bugs & insects at bay. Add about 5 drops of Iryasa Citronella essential oil for every 100ml (3.3 fl.oz) of water in a diffuser.
You may need to increase/decrease the number of drops depending on the size of the room and where your diffuser is kept. For instance, you'd probably need less number of drops for a smaller or less ventilated room. Since the intensity of scents are such a personal preference, we recommend that you start with less and work your way up as needed.
For Topical Application
When diluted with a suitable carrier oil such as Jojoba oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil, it can be used as a massage oil to improve skin health and promote wound healing. This blend can also act as a body rub to repel insects and mosquitoes.
We recommend using 16 drops of Iryasa Citronella essential oil in 30ml (1 fl.oz) carrier oil (to make ~2% dilution). For sensitive skin, use 8 drops in 30ml of carrier oil ( to make ~1% dilution).
All Iryasa Essential Oils are highly concentrated - always dilute with an appropriate carrier oil before topical use
Not for internal use, except if directed by an expert or a qualified practitioner
Never use undiluted essential oils near eyes or mucous membranes
Store in a cool, dark and dry place
Keep out of reach of children
If pregnant, lactating or under any medication, consult your physician before use
Specific to Citronella Essential Oil
We always recommend performing a patch test, especially if you are using Citronella oil for the first time on your skin
Do not ingest Citronella essential oil; it is known to have negative interactions with certain medications
When diffusing Citronella essential oil, ensure that the space is well ventilated and always start with low dilutions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Citronella truly a mosquito repellent?
YES! Mosquitoes despise the scent of Citronella.
Which insects/bugs are repelled by citronella essential oil?
While this oil is popularly known as a mosquito repellent, Citronella also repels spiders, ticks, fleas, moths and gnats. Some research articles indicate Citronella’s ability to repel cockroaches, flies and ants too.
Are Citronella and Lemongrass the same?
No. While Citronella and Lemongrass are of the same genus (Cymbopogon) and they look similar, they are quite different in many ways. Citronella has reddish-purple coloured pseudo stems and lemongrass has greenish-white stems. As for the oils, citronella comes from C. nardus whereas lemongrass comes from C. citratus.
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ABOUT THE BRAND
Iryasa is a Singapore-based beauty and wellness brand. With passion for all things science and technology, they strive to create the perfect balance in their products, using potent, yet gentle botanical extracts.
Focusing on the cause rather than the effects was something that founder Sarada, a scientist by training, learned early on in her life and have incorporated these principles into Iryasa and the way their products heal and nurture.
5% of profits made in The Social Space will be donated to Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd, a non-profit agency that journeys with pregnant teenagers to make responsible decisions on their pregnancy.
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