Citronella Essential Oil

£6.00 £9.29

Distilled from grass, Citronella has a fresh lemony scent. Citronella is an excellent insect repellent and is energising.



Citronella | Latin Name: Cymbopogon Nardus | Family: Poaceae| Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Grass

Citronella Essential Oil is a pale yellow liquid with a brownish tinge. A fresh, powerful, lemony, citrus aroma.

It is a tall aromatic perennial grass, which has derived from the wild ‘mana grass’ found in Sri Lanka. Native to Sri Lanka but is now extensively cultivated on the southern region of the country. An important Essential Oil is produced on a large scale from the Java or Maha Penfrini variety. This is cultivated in tropical regions around the world particularly in Vietnam, Africa, America and Argentina. There are several other related species of scented grass.


Blends well with Bergamot, Cajuput, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Sage and Ylang Ylang.

Citronella is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Citronella is antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, deodorant, diahoretic, diuretic, emmengogue, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticide, stomatic, tonic, vermifuge.

Used for excessive perspiration, insect repellents, colds, flu, fatigue, headaches, migraine and neuralgia.  Citronella is also cicatrisant.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

The leaves of the Citronella are used for their aromatic and medicinal value in many cultures, for fever, intestinal parasites, menstrual problems, as a stimulant and an insect repellent.

Safety Data & MSDS

There are no known contra-indications for the oil, but it has been known to cause dermatitis and should be taken with care. Avoid during pregnancy.  Citronella is used in alcoholic and soft drinks and in many foods for flavouring.

Geraniol (<40%), Citronellol (<50%)

Citronella MSDS
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