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Citronella, Organic

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Therapeutic Organic Citronella essential oil

Product Details

Botanical name

Cymbopogon nardus rendle (Andropogon nardus, Cymbopogon winterianus)

Extraction method / Source

Steam distillation of the leaves


Sweet, fresh, lemony



Odor Intensity


Key constituents

Geraniol, Limonene, citronellol, camphene, 1-borneol, citronellal, geraniol formate

Plant description

Botanical family: Poaceae or Gramineae (grasses)

Regions of Production

Sri Lanka

Growing Practices

Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.

History / Fun Facts

Historically, Citronella was used by many cultures as a stimulant, to treat intestinal parasites, to relieve menstrual discomfort and to sanitize and deodorize surfaces.


Powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic (worms), insect repellent, relaxant.

Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits

Respiratory infections, muscle/nerve pain, digestive/intestinal problems, anxiety, skin conditions (acne, eczema, oily skin), skin penetration enhancer, natural insect repellent

Fragrant influences

Refreshing, uplifting, calming, promotes mental clarity

Modes of Administration

Topical: massage (always use a carrier), compress, bath, skin care

Oral: may be taken orally under the supervision of a trained aromatherapy professional.

Blends well with

Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Palmarosa , Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree, Thyme. Combining Citronella with any Cedarwood enhances its insect repelling properties.


May irritate sensitive skin or make skin sensitive to the sun.


This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.


Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.


Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.