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Citronella Essential Oil
Cymbopogon Winterianus

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Origin: Grass
Aroma: Sweet, Grassy, Lemony
Country of Origin: Indonesia


The fragrant grass known as Cymbopogon winterianus is steam distilled to produce citronella essential oil, which has a scent similar to lemongrass but is slightly sweeter. Used widely in the making of candles, perfumes, and soaps. Citronella Oil enhances skin tone and gives it a healthy glow. It improves the skin's ability to absorb moisture while also balancing your skin's oil production. As a bonus, it reduces the appearance of pores and softens and smoothes the skin. Scars, marks, and flaws become less noticeable. Citronella should never be used topically without first being mixed with a carrier oil, such as Argan or Jojoba oil. Hair and the scalp are cleaner and less dry, harsh, and knotted after using it. Frizzy, unruly hair might benefit from its ability to tame frizz and make it easier to maintain. It's useful for both halting further hair loss and stimulating new growth. Just a few drops added to your regular shampoo will give you all the benefits.

B L E N D S   W E L L   W I T H

Bergamot, Rosemary, Geranium, Lemon, and Lavender. 


Caution: do not apply Citronella essential oil directly on your skin full-strength. It must be diluted in a carrier (either oil or soap) first.

Carrier oil suggestions: Almond, Hemp, MCT, Jojoba, Apricot, Sunflower, and Olive Oils all work well with Citronella oil.

For Skin and Hair Oil: Dilute 1% (5-6 drops) of essential oil per ounce of your favorite carrier oil. 

In your Favorite Shampoo: Dilute 1 - 3% (5 - 10 drops) per ounce of shampoo. Lather and rinse as usual.

In a diffuser: Add 3-5 drops of Citronella essential oil for every 100 ml of water.

Cleaning Spray: Add 1 teaspoon of Citronella essential oil to 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the 

surface, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe. Shake the bottle well before each use.


Natural Insect Repellent: Add 10 drops of Citronella essential oil to 2 cups of water and place in a spray bottle. 

Shake well and spray as needed to ward off ants, mosquitoes, and other insects. Citronella essential oil

is even more effective as an insect spray when combined with Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemongrass, or Cedarwood. 


The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA

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.

Safety precautions:  All products are for external use only. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.

Avoid during pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from the eye area. Keep out of reach of children.

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