INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - CITRONELLA OIL

SUMMARY: AVERAGE | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

One of the most popular essential oil that is used in top personal care products across the world for treating various skin and scalp conditions.

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WHAT IS CITRONELLA OIL: Citronella Essential Oil is derived from the leaves and stem of different species of Cymbopogon by the process of steam distillation.  There 2 major varieties of Citronella Essential Oil:

  • Citronella Ceylon Oil which is derived from Cymbopogon Nardus. Its major chemical constituents are Geraniol, Camphene, Limonene, Methyl Isoeugenol, Geranyl acetate, Borneol, Citronellal, and Citronellol.
  • Citronella Java Oil which is derived from Andropogon Nardus. Major chemical constituents are Citronellal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, and Geranyl Acetate.

Citronella Java Oil is considered as the superior variety due to the higher content of Citronellal and Geraniol. It has got a fresh, lemony fragrance with subtle woody tones. It is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is beneficial for treating various health and skin conditions.

REVIEW OF CITRONELLA OIL

Name of the Brand/Organisation

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

AVERAGE

1

 

Citronella Oil is a renowned and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF CITRONELLA OIL: This beauty potion has the following benefits:

  • Exhibits antibacterial property: Its antibacterial property is extremely beneficial in treating various skin infections such as warts, acne, rashes and boils.
  • Exhibits antiseptic property: Due to its antiseptic property, it effectively heals minor cuts and wounds.
  • Rejuvenates skin: It enhances, refines skin tone and rejuvenates skin for a healthy glow.
  • Possesses anti-ageing properties: It is powered with antioxidants which fight free radicals responsible for wrinkles, fine lines. It tightens the skin, preventing skin damage.
  • Exhibits astringent property: It opens the clogged pores and control excess of oil production, preventing formation of acne.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATION/FURTHER READ

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