Citronella essential oil, 10ml View larger

Citronella essential oil, 10ml


This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh plant.

One of the most commonly used properties of this essential oil is as  insect repellant. It kills and keeps away insects. It has been found particularly effective on a species of mosquito.

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The health benefits of Citronella essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance.

Citronella is a grass (Cymbopogon nardus) that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma and thus bears the name Citronella.