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Essential Oil - Citronella

(Cymbopogon nardus)

tonic, repellent

Having pure citronella essential oil in your arsenal of natural oils is a must because of its ability to ward off mosquitoes and other pesky critters like fleas.

Diffusing the oil in a controlled environment will not only improve the scent of the area, but will go a long way to reduce the nuisance. Its aromatherapy uses extend to insect repellent blends, pet shampoos and natural flea treatments.



Citronella Essential Oil Profile

Origin: Vietnam Method: Steam Distilled

A yellowish-brown, mobile liquid with a fresh, powerful, lemony scent. It blends well with geranium, lemon, bergamot, orange, cedarwood and pine.

Principal Constituents:   These are naturally occuring in the essential oil.

  • geraniol
  • citranellol
  • geranyl acetate
  • limonene
  • camphene

General Actions:     Open Symbols Key
Antispasmodic, bactericidal, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticide, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.

Non-toxic, non-irritant; may cause dermatitis in some individuals.

Primary Therapy Agent:
Insect repellent.

Secondary Therapy Agent:
Excessive perspiration, greasy or oily scalp/skin, colds/flu, headache, migraine, nervous exhaustion, fatigue, neuralgia, sciatica.

Important Note:
The information on is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

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