Ampersand Essential Oils
It’s a perfect day for a camping trip! The breeze kisses your face, the bass are biting, the--
Until you find yourself crawling with mosquitoes. It’s downhill from there, unless you packed insect repellent. If so, you unzip your backpack and guiltily spray the toxic chemicals all over your skin.
This trip would have been much better if you’d packed Citronella essential oil instead. It’s distilled from the leaves of a grass plant native to tropical Asia, and it helps ward off uninvited summer guests who want to sip on your blood. With its fresh, grassy aroma, Citronella makes a great summer companion when you don’t want to be bothered by tiny pests. The best part? It’s completely natural.
Latin Binomial: Cymbopogon nardus
Partner Farm: Nisarga Farms Organic
Location Origin: Himalayan Plains, India
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part Used: Grass
Scent Profile: Medicinal, Herbaceous, Strong, Lemony
Endorsements: Fair Trade