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Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella Essential Oil

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Product Details

Botanical Name:

Cymbopogon winterianus

Country of Origin:

Indonesia, China, India

Extraction Method:

Steam Distilled

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Aromatic Scent:

Lemony citrus type scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon with subtle wood tones

Blends Well With:

Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Geranium Egyptian, Lavender, Lemon, Orange Sweet and Pine Scots.




None known.

Citronella is often used in soaps and candles because of its fresh scent.  It can help to support a healthy respiratory system and also aid in relaxation. 

 Used topically, Citronella can make your time spent outdoors more pleasant.

See our ogranic version here.

To learn more about our Citronella's uses and benefits, check out our Citronella essential oil spotlight blog post.
Combine equal parts of Citronella, Lemongrass and Cinnamon Leaf, add to water or witch hazel, and spray around the perimeter to make your outdoor gatherings more pleasant. 

To help promote a clean environment in your home during seasonal illness threats, diffuse equal parts of Citronella and Cinnamon Leaf into the air. 

 Add Citronella to your favorite carrier oil to help with underarm perspiration. Add 1 drop of Citronella and 2 drops of Tea Tree to 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil or aloe vera gel to use on funky toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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5.0 5  not only for skeeters!

Everyone associates citronella as a mosquito repellent but it is so much more. The light, lemony scent brightens up a room. Mix it with a bit of any kind of orange for a diffuser blend. I have also used it the water when mopping the kitchen floor because it freshens the whole area.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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3.0 5  Did Not Work as Expected

I have been incredibly satisfied with everything else I have purchased from Plant Therapy and with the wonderful customer service! I hate to leave a negative review of anything but unfortunately, I was not completely satisfied with the citronella oil. I bought it to add to homemade bug spray. We live in Florida and the mosquitos are ravenous almost all year round. When my family applied the repellent, the strangest thing happened. Mosquitoes SWARMED to us! It was so bad at one point that it was difficult to see through the swarms in front of our faces. We could not tell for sure if they were actually biting us but they were definitely unusually attracted to something in the spray. We tried to use it on more than one occasion to ensure it was not a fluke experience. I am not giving this 1 star because I understand that perhaps it was my fault for not mixing the correct things. I have made spray several times before and never had this specific issue and the citronella was a new addition.

recommend  No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  Perfect for summertime!

We love having this oil on hand to make mosquito repellent since our family spends so much time outdoors.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  LOVE IT!

I love making my own mosquito repellant! Wonderful smell as well!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  Mosquitos' demise

It's mosquito season and my daughter is known to get absolutely covered in bites very quickly. A blend with citronella sprayed or massaged on her skin completely protects her from the flying vampires! I'm so thankful for this oil!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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