Citronella Essential Oil | 10 mL

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Learn all about Citronella Essential Oil

Remedy's Nutrition® Citronella Essential Oil is extracted from the grass plant Cymbopogon, native to Asia. It's commonly known as lemongrass. This fragrant grass plant got its name from the French word meaning "lemon balm" due to its fresh citrus-like aroma.

For centuries, Citronella was used in China and Indonesia as a natural remedy for treating several health conditions, such as rashes, infections, inflammation, and others. They also used it as a flavoring ingredient in their foods. Today, Citronella continues to be valued and used for its many properties.

Citronella has been registered as an insect repellent in the US since 1948. The EPA has classified Citronella as a non-toxic natural pesticide. Citronella is effective in repelling the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever. It may be effective against lice of the body and hair.

But this aromatic grass plant is more than a natural insect repellent. Citronella Oil has cleansing, disinfecting, deodorizing, and freshening properties. When inhaled, Citronella's energizing scent lifts moods and relaxes the body and mind, promoting happy and positive feelings. It is known to reduce muscle spasms, ease headaches, and boost energy. When applied topically, it can be soothing to the skin and scalp.

Citronella has a potent antifungal effect and contains the chemicals citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol. It can calm dogs that are barking and can deter pets from damaging items in the home. Also, these components are great for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in the house.

Potential uses of Citronella oil:

  • Natural insect repellent
  • Lifts moods and reduces stress
  • Boosts energy
  • Soothes skin and scalp
  • Cleans and disinfect surfaces

History of Citronella Essential Oil

Familiar Name: Citronella, Citronella grass
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Order: Poales
Parts Used in Supplement: Leaves, Stems
Grown In: Tropical regions of Asia, Indonesia, Java, Burma, India, and Sri Lanka
First Used In: Southeast Asia

For centuries, Citronella was used in China and Indonesia as a natural remedy for treating several health conditions, such as rashes, infections, inflammation, and others. They also used it as a flavoring ingredient in their foods.

Studies and Trials for Citronella Essential Oil

"Applicability of citronella oil (Cymbopogon winteratus) for the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases in the rural area of Tikapur, far-western Nepal."

Mosquito-borne diseases are a serious global problem, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical countries such as Nepal. Citronella oil is a natural mosquito repellent as well as a local fragrance in Nepal, which is accessible at very low cost because citronella plants are widely cultivated in rural areas of the Terai belt in Nepal. This study was conducted using a real-life randomized controlled pilot trial to confirm the effectiveness and applicability of locally-produced citronella oil as a mosquito repellent for the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases in Nepal.

  • Each trial contained an experimental citronella oil-applied group and a non-applied (control) group.
  • The test was divided into two trials: an indoor exposure test and an outdoor exposure test from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
  • The outcome measures were the protective effect of citronella oil against mosquitoes, the number of mosquito bites, the repellency percentage, the smell satisfaction and the irritation level.
  • The topical application of citronella oil can be employed as an easily-available, affordable and effective alternative mosquito repellent to prevent mosquito-borne diseases in rural areas such as Tikapur, Nepal.
See Study on PubMed

Remedy's Nutrition® Essential Oils are:

  • 100% Pure Practitioner Oils
  • Pharmacists reviewed and approved
  • Single oils are not cut with other oils
  • Oil blends, when necessary, are blended in a base of grapeseed oil
  • No additives, adulterations, contaminants, or synthetics
  • Safe and clean distillation method
  • Appropriately handled and stored in a tightly sealed dark glass bottle
  • Quality and potency are guaranteed

Certificate of Analysis (COA) upon request.

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Dosage - How much Citronella Essential Oil should I use?

Pure essential oils are concentrated and potent; a couple of drops are usually enough for topical use and aromatherapy.

When using Citronella on your skin, make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil, such as almond, coconut, or avocado oil. Always do a patch test: half teaspoon of carrier oil to 1-3 drops of essential oil. Apply a dime-size amount of this blend to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. If tolerated, you may increase the ratio until the desired effect is obtained.

  • As a repellent, Citronella should be reapplied every 30 minutes to an hour to ensure complete effectiveness.
  • To promote a positive environment and boost energy, use Citronella oil in a diffuser or spray bottle.
  • To clean surfaces, add three to four drops of Citronella oil in water. be taken in the morning and/or evening
  • For a soothing effect on the skin and scalp, add a few drops of Citronella essential oil to your lotion, shampoo, or conditioner.

Feel free to contact us for a recommendation on how to take this supplement.



Potential Side Effects

For external use only, after a patch test. Avoid contact with eyes, ears, mouth, and other sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Best kept in a cool, dry place.

Citronella oil can cause skin irritation or allergy. Do a patch test before using the oil to ensure it doesn't irritate your skin. If you react, stop using citronella oil or products that contain it.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it's better to consult your physician before using essential oils.


Consult your physician if you are scheduled for a surgery.

Often Taken With

Citronella Essential Oil is often used with these:

For aromatherapy, perfumery, or DYI home products, Citronella essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pine, Peppermint, Rosemary, Orange, and Sandalwood.

Q & A

Q & A about Citronella Essential Oil

Essential Oils are scented oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, and other plant parts. Historically, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils in medicine, cosmetics, perfumes, food, and aromatherapy.
Use extreme caution with companies that encourage you to ingest essential oils. Many companies erroneously promote the ingestion of essential oils, leading to severe kidney, liver, and heart issues. Some well-known companies have used this as a promotional tactic to increase income. But the reality is that essential oils generally are not developed for internal use, with few exceptions. See explications for each oil for best use practices. Remedy's Nutrition® Oils are evaluated by our Pharmacist, Registered Nurse, and Herbalist for quality and use.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for healing purposes. Essential Oils may assist in the following applications: pain relief, mood enhancement, and increased cognitive function. Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. If you have a health concern, always seek medical attention and consult your health care practitioner regarding the use of any supplement or essential oil.
Yes, you can incorporate essential oils into your everyday life if you use them safely.
Because pure essential oils are concentrated and potent, usually, a couple of drops are enough for topical use and aromatherapy.
Store essential oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Remedy's Nutrition® recommends that, for initial topical use, all essential oils are diluted to avoid skin irritation, burns, blisters, and sensibility. For a healthy adult, dilute ½ tsp. of carrier oil, such as olive, coconut, avocado, or almond, for every 1 to 3 drops of essential oil, then apply to your skin!
Some essential oils can be toxic to children. Ensure you keep your essential oils out of reach of children and consult your physician before using essential oils on your kids.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it's better to consult your physician before using essential oils.
Remedy's Nutrition® essential oils are 100% pure practitioner oils and pharmacists reviewed. Remedy's Nutrition® essential oils are produced using a safe and clean distillation method, and they are appropriately handled and stored in a tightly sealed dark glass bottle. Quality and potency are guaranteed!