Citronella (java) Essential Oil

LouLou's Kitchen & Hobby Shop

SKU: LLK-6006

Botanical Name: Andropogon nardus


Citronella oil is extracted from a grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches. It is commonly used as an insect repellent, as well as in beauty, household and perfume products.


Citronella oil is believed to have the following benefits:

  • Naturally repels insects
  • Fights free radical damage
  • Fights bacteria and fungi
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Fights respiratory infections
  • Supports digestive/intestinal health
  • Relieves muscle pain
  • Helps control pets’ behavior



Cautions: All essential oils should be diluted before use. For external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed.