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Citronella Oil

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Citronella oil has been cherished for its health and wellness properties since times. Extracted from the leaves of the citronella plant this oil possesses a scent that effectively repels mosquitoes refreshes the air and uplifts the mood. In this blog post we will delve into the advantages of citronella oil and how it can contribute to enhancing your overall well being.

Introduction to Citronella Oil

Citronella oil is derived from either Cymbopogon nardus or Cymbopogon winterianus both species of citronella plants. Emitting a grassy aroma it is widely renowned as a mosquito repellent. While not as potent as DEET based products citronella oil remains a alternative for keeping mosquitoes at bay.

This versatile oil finds applications in perfumes, soaps and candles apart from its usage in promoting health and wellness. It is believed to possess antifungal and antispasmodic properties that have been relied upon for centuries. Additionally it serves as a stress reducer and mood enhancer.

Benefits of Citronella Oil

Citronella Oil boasts an array of benefits, for ones health and well being. Here are some unexpected advantages;

1. Insect Repellent

Many people prefer using citronella oil as a natural insect repellent. It is known to keep mosquitoes, flies and other insects at bay. Various studies have shown that it works well as insect repellents containing DEET but with the added benefit of being safer and less toxic.

There are ways to use citronella oil for its repellent properties. You can diffuse it in the air. Dilute it in a carrier oil and apply it directly on your skin. Another option is to add a drops of citronella oil to a diffuser or boiling water allowing its aroma to disperse into the air.

2. Natural Deodorizer

Citronella oil also serves as a deodorizer. It helps freshen up the air and neutralize odors, with its grassy fragrance.

To utilize citronella oil as a deodorizer you can use it in a diffuser or on its own. Another method is adding a drops of the oil to boiling water letting its scent permeate through the air. Additionally you can mix a few drops, with water in a spray bottle for an all natural air freshener.

3. Mood Enhancer

Many believe that citronella oil has calming properties that positively influence both the body and mind.

It is well known that citronella oil has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety while also improving ones mood. Its distinct grassy aroma can aid in enhancing focus and clarity.

It is well known that citronella oil has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety while also improving ones mood. Its distinct grassy aroma can aid in enhancing focus and clarity.

To experience the benefits of citronella oil you can. Use a diffuser to spread its fragrance or dilute it in a carrier oil, for topical application. Another option is to add a drops of oil to boiling water and let it disperse into the air.

Moreover this essential oil possesses properties that protect the skin against infections and irritations. It can be used for treating cuts, scrapes well as fungal infections.

To apply citronella oil directly on the skin it should be diluted with a carrier oil. Alternatively you can add a drops of the oil to boiling water. Let it diffuse into the surrounding air.

Here are some popular methods, for utilizing citronella oil;

  • Diffusing

  • Utilizing a diffuser is a way to enjoy the benefits of citronella oil. It repels insects freshens up the air and uplifts your mood.
  • Topical Application

  • You can also mix citronella oil with a carrier oil. Apply it directly to your skin. This can be helpful, as an insect repellent as for treating minor cuts, scrapes and even fungal infections.
  • Aromatherapy

  • Citronella oil is also great for aromatherapy purposes. Just add a drops of the oil to a pot of boiling water. Let it disperse into the air. This can uplift your mood reduce stress and help alleviate anxiety.

Safety Precautions When Using Citronella Oil

While citronella oil is generally safe to use there are some precautions you should keep in mind. Avoid using it on children or on irritated skin. It's important to dilute the oil in a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.

If you have any allergies or sensitivities make sure to do a patch test by applying an amount of the oil on your skin before using it extensively. Additionally consulting with a healthcare professional prior, to using citronella oil is always advisable.

 Citronella Oil Specification

Botanical NameCymbopogon winterianus
AppearanceClear to pale yellow liquid
Country of originIndia
Extraction MethodSteam Distillation
Part UseGrass
Specific gravity @ 20°C0.885
Refractive index @ 20°C1.4770
Shelf Life02 - 03 Years ( If Storage Properly)
Storagestore in cool, dry places
OdorStrong citrus-type odor
SolubilitySoluble in alcohol; insoluble in water


Citronella Essential Oil Recipes (How To Use):

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

Combine 30 drops of geranium essential oil 30 drops of citronella essential oil, 20 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil 20 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of rosemary essential oil. Add one tablespoon of vodka. Rubbing alcohol. Mix in half a cup each of natural witch hazel and water (or vinegar). Optionally, add one teaspoon of vegetable glycerin.

Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray

Take two ounces distilled or boiled water.

 Add one and a half ounces witch hazel or vodka.

 Blend in 30 drops citronella essential oil along, with 25 drops peppermint essential oil and

15 drops tea tree essential oil.

 Optionally, include one teaspoon jojoba oil.

Some more recipes...


In conclusion Citronella essential oil is widely recognized for its natural insect repellent properties. It is also used as a deodorizer. Can help enhance mood.

The oil possesses properties that can provide protection, for the skin against infections and irritations. It offers usage options such as diffusing it in the air or diluting it in a carrier oil and applying topically.

While citronella essential oil is generally considered safe for use it is important to take safety precautions. Prior, to using conduct a patch test on an area of skin. Seek guidance from a qualified healthcare professional if you have any allergies or sensitivities.

Essential Oil Safety... 



This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)
Citronella Oil
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Citronella Oil

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