NOW® Citronella Oil has an unmistakably strong aroma that hints of citrus, and is reminiscent of summer evenings on the patio. Despite being most commonly known as a natural insect deterrent, it can also be found in many soaps, shampoos and lotions. NOW® Citronella Oil is 100% pure and natural, and steam distilled from fresh and dried citronella grass.
Citronella (Cymbopogon winteriness)
Fun fact: Citronella has been used in exorcism rituals to get rid of demons.
Citronella is a scent every one knows, but might not love. It's so strong that even insects are affected by its scent. Used for centuries mainly as an insect repellent, citronella actually has a wide variety of other uses. Look closely, and you'll find it as an ingredient in many perfumes, soaps, skin lotions, and deodorants. Citronella is a versatile essential oil, and is a must for anyone who lives in a hot, humid environment.
Mixes well with: Basil, bergamot, cedarwood, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, lime, oregano, pennyroyal, pine, rosemary, orange, and tea tree.
Parts used: Fresh, part-dried, or dried grass.
Extraction method: Steam distillation.
Safety Information: Do not use while pregnant.