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.

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. Use a carrier oil for topical application.

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Customer Reviews

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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
9 months ago
It’s come in handy with the bugs this season, a little goes a long way.
August 13, 2018
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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
10 months ago
Smells like it will work. Planning on using as bug repellant this summer. Looking for a good receipe!
May 4, 2018
11 months ago
I never liked the smell of citronella, but I dislike it less from RMO
It doesn't smell anything as bad as many times I have smelled it from various sources over the years and citronella is a powerful oil to have on your side from repelling mosquitoes to getting rid of lice and fleas. Be aware that it can be very irritating to skin, and use a good amount of carrier oil if you are going to "wear" it.

It's helpful with other issues too, being anti-fungal and antibacterial and all...
April 19, 2018
1 year ago
Used in a homemade bug spray and it worked great!
November 17, 2017
1 year ago
November 2, 2017
1 year ago
Worth it!
Very nice sent and it has worked incredibly in my Bug away blend.
October 9, 2017
1 year ago
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