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Citronella Oil



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Many cultures value the medicinal use of the Citronella leaves for stimulation and insect repellents. It is fresh, powerful, lemony in scent and yellowish-brown in colour. It is also a refreshing and clarifying oil.

Citronella comes in two main types - Java and Ceylon. Absolute Aromas have introduced an oil from Sri Lanka, which is the only source of the Ceylon type, produced from the Lenabatu variety of citronella grass. Java-type is produced in many countries other than Indonesia, in particular China. 


Citronella has a powerful lemony aroma which blends well with all citrus and woody oils and is very widely used in household cleaning products and insecticides.

For a natural air freshener – add 3 drops of Citronella, 3 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Pine to a clean plant spray filled with water, shake well and spray into the air. Avoid polished surfaces and pets.

Or, try 2 drops of Citronella, 2 drops of Cedarwood and 2 drops of Eucalyptus Citriodora in an oil burner or diffuser, this can help maintain an insect-free BBQ.

Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Digestive stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Insecticide.

Contraindications: Non toxic. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin.


Additional products

Millmark stocks a range of certified essential oils and blended oils commonly for use in diffusers or with massage carrier oils.

The stocked range of single essential oils includes bergamot, chamomile, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, eucalyptus, frankinsense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, maychang, orange, neroli, patchoulli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang, and others. See information of Absolute aromas  for the typical stock of blended oils.

Citronella is often used to ward off insects particularly flies and mosquitos. Additional products that could be considered include

1. Neem oil

2. Vitamin B1 (at least 100mg per day)