Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
No one likes uninvited pest guests. With Citronella essential oil, you can repel them naturally. Citronella oil helps mask human scents that often attract insects. Whether you’re tackling a favorite hike or relaxing with friends at an outdoor BBQ, Citronella is a great essential oil to have on hand. Plus, it has cleansing properties, making it an awesome addition to your natural household cleaners. With all these incredible uses, Citronella oil is an essential oil you want in your collection.
When it comes to purchasing essential oils, it’s important that they’re of high quality. At doTERRA, you can buy pure and potent Citronella essential oil that you can trust. Visit our Citronella product page today to shop and learn more! .
Citronella, or Cymbopogon winterianus, is a tall grass native to Asia. It has thin, bright green blades that give off a crisp and fresh aroma. doTERRA sources Citronella essential oil from Indonesia, collecting it from distilled citronella leaves.
It takes approximately 3.5 pounds of citronella plant matter to produce a 15 mL bottle of Citronella essential oil.*
Main Chemical Components: Citronellol, Geraniol
Citronella contains powerful chemical constituents, one being citronellol. Citronellol is a monoterpene alcohol that’s thought to contribute to Citronella’s ability to repel insects. It’s also been researched for its cleansing skin and hair benefits.
Additionally, Citronella essential oil contains geraniol. Geraniol is an alcohol known for its cleansing properties, which is what allows Citronella to serve as a powerful surface cleanser.
These two remarkable chemical constituents are what give Citronella its incredible benefits.
While Citronella oil can pack a punch on its own, it also works well with other essential oils, including Cassia, Cilantro, Ginger, Geranium, and Bergamot. Combining any of these essential oils with Citronella in your diffuser is sure to create a refreshing scent you’ll love. .
Possible skin sensitivity, Keep out of reach of children. If you’re pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult with your physician. Avoid contact with the eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.*Varies by season, region, year, and other variables. For US market use only.