Citronella Essential Oil

Cymbopogon winterianus | Essential Oil
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Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon winterianus) is part of the Poaceae or Gramineae family. Also known as Citronella Grass, Citronella Essential Oil has a medium‐strength sweet, lemony-fresh aroma presenting a top‐middle fragrance note.

Citronella Essential Oil is in the Rocky Mountain Oils Relief, Mood, Skin Care, and Cleaning collections. It’s well-known as an insect repellent and may be used topically to deter insects or diffused in the air. Citronella Essential Oil also works well in skin care regimens, especially for those with oily skin types.

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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Grass
Aroma: Sweet, Citrus, Herbal
Consistency: Thin
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Sandalwood

  • Try adding Citronella to a blend for DIY household cleaners
  • Diffuse to deter insects

Carpet Freshener (That fleas hate)

Vacuum carpet well. Combine all ingredients in a plastic container and sprinkle on the carpet. Wait at least 1 hour before vacuuming again. Vacuum slowly. Throw out vacuum bag when you finish.

Mosquito Free Balm

Melt Shea Butter to just barely melted. Remove from heat and Blend all ingredients together. Apply to exposed skin before heading outside.

Possible dermal irritant. Dilute for topical application.

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Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 7 months of age and older. Dilute to a .5-1% dilution rate for topical application.

Practice safe diffusing:

- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.

- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.

- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.

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Customer Reviews

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Worked great for what I wanted it for. Smells great too.
July 19, 2019
2 months ago
I am new to oils, so far I am loving ever bottle.
July 12, 2019
2 months ago
Making this into a mosquito repellent spray especially for the Fourth of July and for camping smells exactly like it should.
July 3, 2019
2 months ago
I use citronella and lemongrass in a diffuser to keep mosquitoes out of my house. It also smells yummy!
June 30, 2019
3 months ago
Great for DIY bug spray!
I use in a spray bottle with distilled water for a bug spray...works great! I've watched mosquitos avoid where I've sprayed. Even my husband uses it. It's nice to know what we're spraying on us!
December 8, 2018
1 year ago
It’s come in handy with the bugs this season, a little goes a long way.
August 13, 2018
1 year ago
Good for keeping the mosquitoes away
I made a spray DIY mosquito repellent, and it has been fairly effective keeping the little critters from biting. I also made a recipe of coconut oil, citronella oil, and peppermint oil "lotion" to rub on my skin. That is highly effective in keeping the mosquitoes from biting. The fragrance of the citronella oil is not offensive.
August 11, 2018
1 year ago
Excellent bug repellant-
Put it on the bottoms of our feet, wait three minutes to let it absorb and disperse. Mosquitoes ignored us for about three hours- even in the hot Wisconsin summer woods! I Keep it with me all the time-
August 1, 2018
1 year ago
Great scent
Bottle is exactly as pictured. Love the smell, it's clearly potent but not terribly strong that you can't handle the scent.
I have not attempted to wear it outside with mosquitoes yet but will this weekend!
June 7, 2018
1 year ago
Smells like it will work. Planning on using as bug repellant this summer. Looking for a good receipe!
May 4, 2018
1 year ago
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