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Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil contains geraniol, which helps to fend off outdoor nuisances so you can enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.*
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Item #: 3085


Citronella is steam distilled from Cymbopogon nardus, one of several aromatic flowering grasses in the Poaceae family. Originating in tropical Asia and closely related to lemongrass, it was used historically to cleanse and deodorize surfaces. Today citronella is commonly cultivated in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, and Java. Citronella essential oil has a fresh, lemony aroma that is well known as a natural deterrent for outdoor nuisances. Applied topically, this essential oil can be used to help fend off flying pests so you can enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.


    • Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to desired area as needed.

    • Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

    Features & Benefits

    • Has a fresh, green, lemony aroma

    • Can be used to help fend off outdoor annoyances

    • May help soothe skin when applied topically

    • Neutralizes unwanted odors

    Suggested Uses

    • Combine Citronella with Lemongrass and Cedarwood essential oils in a spray bottle and top off with water or alcohol-free witch hazel to create an outdoor spray.

    • Diffuse it outdoors on your patio during summer evenings to ward off pests.

    • Add it to home cleaning solutions to deodorize and refresh your space.

    Key Constituents

    Geraniol, Limonene, Trans-methyl isoeugenol

    Key Constituents

    Geraniol, Limonene, Trans-methyl isoeugenol


    Safety Items


    Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.


    Cymbopogon nardus† (Citronella) oil †Premium essential oil

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Botanical Information

    Botanical Family

    Poaceae (grasses family)

    Plant Part Used

    Aerial Parts and Leaves

    Extraction Method

    Steam Distilled

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