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Citronella essential oil is clear, with a sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant and strong citrusy characteristics. In aromatherapy, citronella is used as the top note.


Citronella essential oil is best known for its amazing insect repellent properties and is therefore often an ingredient in various insect repellent products. But few people know and use Citronella to relieve cold and flu symptoms, relieve physical fatigue (after exercise or heavy work), relieve migraines and headaches and are also used to treat problematic and oily skin.


  • An analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Deodorant,
  • Diuretic
  • Insecticide
  • Stimulans
  • Tonic


  • direct inhalation
  • as a dietary supplement
  • local application
  • diffuser
  • in addition to space fresheners

Citronella essential oil must be diluted 50:50 with base oil before topical use.


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  • Women who are pregnant should avoid contact with citronella essential oil.
  • People suffering from heart disease should avoid it as it can speed up the heart.
  • Do not apply Citronella oil to the skin without diluting it as it may cause skin irritation.