- 100% Pure Essential Oil
- cymbopogon winteranius
- Origin Indonesia
- Top note. Herbaceous with a fruity citrus undertone. Uplifting
- Steam distilled leaves
Citronella is an aromatic, perennial grass that is cultivated primarily in Asia.
Citronella Essential Oil is most widely known for its ability to deter mosquitos and other insects. Because the aroma is so widely associated with insect repellent products, Citronella Oil is often ignored for its other beneficial uses.
Citronella Essential Oil is abundant in citronellal (aldehyde) and in geraniol and citronellol (monoterpenols).
Aromatically, Citronella Oil possesses a citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh and sweet aroma that blends well with essential oils in the citrus, floral, herbaceous and wood families.
Citronella is also highly regarded for its deodorant and parasitic properties. It can be used in massage and to provide conditioning for oily hair and skin. It can also be added to diffuser blends for a fresh and sweet smell as well as in homemade candles and in outdoor spaces to create a pleasant ambience.
Use Citronella Essential Oils only when diluted as it can cause a burning sensation and skin irritation. Do not use internally. Keep away from children. The oil should not be used around the eyes and in mucous membranes. If you are pregnant or nursing, it is better to consult a health professional before using this oil.