Citronella 100% Pure Essential Oil
Citronella is a hardy, aromatic perennial grass with long, narrow leaves and cane-like stems. It grows abundantly in Sri Lanka, Java, and Vietnam and thrives in tropical environments. This sweeping grass’s scent is popularly used to help keep insects at bay. Citronella has lemony overtones, but its fragrance layers evolve as they mingle with the air. Its deeper, earthy notes weave into the lighter ones, grounding and energizing in one unique blend.
Plant Part Used
Medium. Woody and slightly sweet.
Citronella Essential Oil Benefits
Invigorating, uplifting and clarifying. Balances and stimulates the senses.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Citrus Oils, Cedarwood, Geranium, Pine, Sandalwood
History of Citronella
The graceful arches of this tropical grass release a faint but invigorating fragrance that is captured most potently in its essential oil. Its aroma is fresh and warming, delicately dancing between sweet citrus and earthy wood. In Traditional Chinese practices, citronella is valued for activating ‘yang’ qualities on both mental and physical levels. Yang is often associated with the sun, spring, summer, and the day–lending the receiver warmth, energy and strength. Citronella’s uplifting qualities will gently transport you as your mind opens, your senses heighten, and your body soaks in its complex fragrance harmonies.
Using Citronella Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
A juicy, energizing mixture that will make your tongue jealous!
August Night Blend
A fading sun, a warm breeze... Relax, summer is still here.
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!