Citronella is an aromatic, perennial grass that is cultivated primarily in Asia.

Citronella Essential Oil is most widely known for its ability to deter mosquitos and other insects. Because the aroma is so widely associated with insect repellent products, Citronella Oil is often ignored for its other beneficial uses (refer to the Citronella Essential Oil Uses section below).


Citronella Essential Oil is abundant in citronellal (aldehyde) and in geraniol and citronellol (monoterpenols). The specific composition can vary due to several factors including the region that its grown.


Aromatically, Citronella Oil possesses a citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh and sweet aroma that blends well with essential oils in the citrus, floral, herbaceous and wood families.


Botanical Name

Cymbopogon nardus / Cymbopogon winterianus


Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled


Plant Part Typically Used









Perfumery Note



Strength of Initial Aroma



Aromatic Description

Citronella Essential Oil smells citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh and sweet.


Citronella Essential Oil Uses

  • Muscular Aches
  • Infectious Skin Conditions
  • Fevers
  • Heat Rash
  • Excessive Perspiration
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fatigue
  • Insect Bites
  • Insect Deterrent

Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 581.

  • Arthritic And Muscular Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Fatigue
  • Nervous Exhaustion
  • Colds/Flu
  • Minor Infections
  • Insect Repellent
  • Excessive Perspiration
  • Oily Skin

Ancient Wisdom Citronella Aromatherapy Essential Oils -10ml


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