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CITRONELLA (Grass) Cymbopogan nardus

 Citronella oil has a powerful lemony aroma useful as an air freshener or insect repellent. Its deodorant and stimulating qualities are excellent for tired, sweaty feet! Use 4 to 5 drops in a footbath.

Although this essential oil has been typecast as an insect repellent (especially for malaria carrying mosquitoes), but its antiseptic properties make it a great boon when wishing to clear a sickroom.

Citronella also has great benefit in clearing the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body.

It is helpful with colds, flu and minor infections and also has deodorizing qualities.

It is useful for softening skin, while combating excessive perspiration and for balancing oily skin.

It is also useful in ridding cats and dogs of fleas.

Citronella oil blends well with

Citronella Essential Oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Orange and Pine.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of citronella oil are antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, diaphoretic, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and stimulant.

Therapeutic properties explained


Our Cinnamon Essential Oil comes from Sri Lanka and is extracted by the steam distillation of finely chopped fresh, dried or part-dried grass

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of citronella oil are citronellic acid, borneol, citronellol, geraniol, nerol, citral, citronellal, camphene, dipentene and limonene.


Citronella oil may irritate sensitive skin and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.


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