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Citronella Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Citronella Essential Oil

Botanical Name: cymbopogon nardus

Citronella is best known as an insect repellent. The food industry uses it as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages. You will often find Citronella used in the perfume industry.

With its purifying properties, it is used to battle the feelings of fatigue and stress, and improve a person's state of mind. It is one of our favorites for refreshing the air in a stale room or office.

Uses of Citronella Essential Oil
  • Blend Citronella into your homemade insect repellent, whether in an oil, water, or cream base.
  • Diffuse this oil for its delightful fresh scent.
  • Drops of this oil on your air conditioner filter will fill your home with its fresh scent.
  • Perfect addition in your homemade household cleansers.
This oil is sourced from


History and Background

The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) states that Citronella is a “Biopesticide” and it's action against insects is nontoxic.

Physical Description

This oil is colorless to yellowish brown in color.

Aromatic Description

Citronella has a fresh, lemony scent.

Biological Makeup and Components

citronellol, citronellal, geraniol, limonene and methyl isoeugenol

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation

Information for Aromatherapists

Citronella essential oil is a top note and blends well with Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Orange, and Pine.

Our Citronella essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Avoid use during pregnancy.
  • May cause dermatitis in some individuals.
  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using this essential oil.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
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100% Pure Citronella Essential Oil from Source Vitál
Citronella Essential Oil from Source Vital