Citronella Leaf Essential Oil


£2.50 - £15.92


SKU: 5060233383436X

Product Description

Citronella is a lemony, intense oil associated with Cleansing and Spa Resorts and commonly found in outdoor candles

Citronella Essential Oil

The exotic rust coloured tree is a tropical evergreen with a fragrant bark and oval shaped leaves with white flowers and blue and white berries. Naturally it will grow to about 30ft but for cultivation, it is kept to about 6ft.

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Characteristics of Citronella Essential Oil

A slightly sweet and lemony, very top note based essential oil

Common Uses of Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil us a good all round oil, used widely in aromatherapy by both burning and skin application.


Citronella contains methyl isoeugenol that has natural antibacterial properties and thus is often used in wound care. Citronella is often used in haircare products to promote a healthy scalp.


Basil oil has a cephalic action which means that it helps to stimulate and clear the mind. It is an excellent choice for combating nervous disorders, intellectual fatigue and indecision.
Citronella has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that can be helpful for muscle pain and stiffness. It also has a tonic effect on the immune system.
Citronella can detoxify the air around you and is commonly used in candles during summer months to repel insects.

Precautions when using Citronella Essential Oil

As with all essential oils avoid during pregnancy. You should take care when using citronella for aromatherapy inhalation, especially in closed conditions. Inhalation of pure citronella oil can use nose and throat irritation and trigger acute inflammation of the airways.

Citronella Essential Oil Technical Information

Criteria Information

Latin Name

Cymbopogon nardus


Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella) Leaf Oil

Plant Family


Extraction Method

The oil is steam distilled from the dried grass. Steam distillation of Cymbopogon (lemongrass), the fresh grass uses large amounts of energy and yields a lower quality oil, so dried grass is the preferred method.

Country of Origin



100% Pure Essential Oil, therapeutic grade



Citronellic (Acid), Borneol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Nerol (Alcohol), Citral, Citronallal (Aldehydes), Camphene, Dipentene, Limonene (Terpenes).

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Einecs No.


Blends well with

Citronella blends well with Geranium, Lemongrass and Ho Leaf Oil

Technical Documents

Please see the Technical Tab below for SDS, Allergens information and IFRA Certificates

Historically Citronella is found in insect repellants both topically and with aromatherapy


  • Weight: 0.03 kg
  • Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Pine
  • Contraindications: Avoid During Pregnancy, Avoid if you have Sensitive Skin, Use in Small Amounts
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Latin Name: Cymbopogon nardus
  • Traditional Physical Properties: Perspiration control, Controlling Oily Skin
  • Part of Plant Used: Dried Grass
  • Purity: 100% Pure
  • Scent: A slightly sweet and lemony, very top note based essential oil
  • Key Benefits: Insect Repellent
  • Traditional Emotional Use: Mind Clarifying
  • Traditional Skin Use: Insect repellent
  • Size: 10ml
  • HS Code: 33012941
  • HS Description: Citronella Essential Oil
  • HS Country: GB
  • HS Composition: Viscous Liquid

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