The Organic Witch
Certified Aromatherapist

Citronella Essential Oil - Organic & Non-Organic Available

BOTANICAL NAME: cymbopogon nardus
ORIGIN: South Africa (organic), Indonesia (non-organic)
FRAGRANCE: fresh, grassy, lemon-like, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: amyris, basil, bergamot, cedarwood, galbanum, geranium, lemon, lemongrass, lime, orange, pine.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: refreshing, soothing, stimulating, vitalizing, antiseptic, arthritis, colds, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, influenza, insect repellent, moth repellent, oily skin, rheumatism.
MAGICAL USES: exorcism (exterior use), health (maintain), purification, unhexing.

GCMS Information for Organic:

Chemical Constituents
Citonellal 33.43
gamma-Cadinene 2.1
Citronellyl Acetate 5.68
Geranyl Acetate 8.68
Geranial 19.13
Elemol 1.94

Citronella Information:

Citronella is a grass that grows mainly in Asian countries and islands of the Asian Pacific. The Essential Oil of Citronella is extracted from two varieties of citronella. The first one is the Ceylon variety, whose scientific name is Cymbopogon Nardus and the second one is Java variety, called Cymbopogon Winterianus.


Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Febrifuge: reduces fever.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Vermifuge: something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.
Other Benefits: can be used for oily skin, oily hair, abnormal palpitations, colitis, migraine, neuralgia, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain resulting from gas or cramps.

Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.

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* Beginner Boxed Set Includes Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Tea Tree.

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*** The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).