Citronella Essential Oil - 15mL
Bothered by bugs? Irritated by insects? Put off by pests? Wish you could repel them with something that is safe and natural? Citronella is the oil for you.
From the leaf of a tall grass native to Asia, Citronella essential oil has a crisp, fresh aroma. With powerful benefits, Citronella oil is an ideal companion for camping, hiking, and trips to the great outdoors. The oil components include citronellal and geraniol, which are known for their cleansing properties. Try using on surfaces in and outside the home. When inhaled, Citronella has a refreshingly positive aroma.
- Cleansing properties.
- Uplifting aroma.
- Slightly sweet, floral, rosy, lemon-like
- Steam distillation of Leaf
- Citronellal, geraniol
Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
- For a DIY essential oil insect repellent, put several drops of Citronella in a spray bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil and your choice of Cedarwood, Arborvitae, Lemongrass, Spearmint, or Peppermint essential oils.
- Diffuse or apply topically to ward off mosquitoes.
- Add a few drops to water to clean surfaces.
- Put a drop in your shampoo or conditioner for a bright scent and cleansing boost.
What Is Citronella Oil Used For?
Citronella is known for its ability to repel insects naturally. This is one of its most common and most powerful uses. It can also be used for cleaning due to its chemical constituents of citronellal and geraniol.
How to Use Citronella
You can use Citronella as a natural insect repellent in a variety of ways. Diffusing Citronella is a great way to ward off insects, especially during an outdoor BBQ or summer party.
Applying Citronella topically is another way to use it as a natural repellent. If you are using it topically, be sure to dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil or another carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. A carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil also helps the scent of Citronella to stay on your skin longer, making it more effective as a repellent. Apply to the wrists, neck, ankles, or other desired areas.
What Does Citronella Oil Smell Like?
Citronella essential oil has a powerful, bright aroma. Although it is not a citrus oil—Citronella is a tall grass native to Asia—it does have a fresh, lemony tone to its scent.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.