Java citronella is at least twice as potentas the ordinary common variety of citronella; this is possibly due to the fact that it is found only in Java and is quite rare. Insects have not been able to build up immunity to it yet, as they have not been exposed to this natural repellent yet.
incognito®'s Organic Java Citronella is purely the essential oil, Java citronella oil, in it's refined form. It must be diluted at least 1 to 6 before applying directly to your skin. Keep out of reach of children.
The oil can be used in a variety of ways:
Add to any oil diffuser or burner to keep insects away from your vicinity, and to act as a stress-relieving aroma.
Add to any unscented cream, shampoo etc. to boost your protection against insects. For greater efficacy, use in conjunction with incognito® Spray, Suncream and/or Roll-On. Additionally, you can add the citronella oil to a base oil for massage or bathing.
Add a few drops to your clothes (in washing-up liquid) or luggage to keep them smelling fresh as well as free of any unwanted small visitors.
In aromatherapy citronella oil is said to possess activating and warming qualities both physically and mentally. Diluted in a base oil such as almond oil, citronella oil applied to the skin produces a mild sensation of warmth – which relieves painful muscles and joints. Mentally, the aroma of citronella oil may help with nervous fatigue due to its clarifying properties. It can also ease the pressure of migraines and headaches. Citronella oil blends well with cedarwood, orange, geranium, lemon and bergamot.
Always carry out a patch test when diluting and dilute further if any irritation occurs. Stop using if irritation occurs.
Rare Java citronella oil helps to camouflage you from stinging and biting insects, by masking your kairomones. When diluted in unscented cosmetics, or placed in a burner to emit a soft citrus aroma, it helps to boost your protection against insects.
What are kairomones? Just as humans are attracted to each other's pheromones, insects are attracted to their hosts by kairomones; they are particularly partial to carbon dioxide.
incognito® Organic Java Citronella is certified as 100% natural and is ethically sourced. Many of the incognito® range of products are also certified COSMOS Natural. They are all completely free of any DEET, Parabens, GMO and SLS's. Our Java Citronella is registered with the Vegan Society, meaning that at no point do we test on animals.
Citronella oil has minimal or no risk to wildlife and environment due to its toxic levels being low and its use being limited. Therefore, it is suitable for home-use with no expected adverse effects. Indeed, some people make their own cleaning preparations with it in!