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Citronella Essential Oil, Wild-crafted 5mL

Citronella Essential Oil, Wild-crafted 5mL

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  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
  • Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
  • Origin: India
  • Plant Part: Leaves
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic
  • Use: Aromatherapy
  • Note: Top Note
  • Aroma: Sweet, fresh, and lemony, with a soft grassy/green undertone; has a sweet and somewhat woody
  • Bottle Size- 5mL


Citronella is distilled from a tropical, perennial grass. It is a well-known insect and mosquito repellant. It is also useful in treating fever, colds, flu and migraines. Possible skin irritant.

Our organic Citronella from India is distilled from a perennial grass, Cymbopogon winterianus also known as the Java type that is considered superior for use in perfumery because of its fresh, sweet, lemony aroma. Cymbopogon nardus (known as the Ceylon type) is commonly used for aromatherapeutic applications for which it is well suited. This differentiation is due to the variance in their chemical compositions, mainly in their geraniol content (higher percent in the Ceylon type) and citronellal content (higher percent in the Java type), and also accounts for the difference in their aromas.

Aromatherapy Uses: A well-known insect and mosquito repellent, it is also useful in fighting fatigue, headaches and migraines.

Aromatic Profile: Sweet, fresh, and lemony, with a soft grassy/green undertone; has a sweet and somewhat woody dryout.

Appearance: Pale yellow, transparent, mobile liquid.

Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery.

Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus (Narrow Leaf), Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Litsea Cubeba, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Spruce, Tangerine, Vetiver, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang. Java-type Citronella oil finds extensive use in perfumery, both directly and indirectly. Soaps, soapflakes, detergents, household cleaners, technical products, insecticides, etc. are often perfumed exclusively with this oil.

Safety Considerations: Low risk of skin sensitization, otherwise has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe). Dilute before use. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Golden Poppy as to the medicinal value of any products from Golden Poppy. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.
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