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Citronella Plant Essential Oil

And Its Skin Health Benefits

Citronella Plant Essential Oil is not the most popular oil due to it's strong fragrance. It comes from an actual plant, and it does have benefits for those who like it.

When I think of citronella the first thing that comes to mind is a nice summer's night with citronella candles going as we're eating food cooked on a grill. Who doesn't like those days?

Why is citronella used in candles?

Because it is a natural insect repellent.

I bought this oil during the summer, and put a few drops in a spray bottle with some distilled water. Whenever I would take my daughter for walks I would just spray the sides of her stroller to keep all the mosquitoes away.

Citronella oil is also great in a flame torch on a summer's night. The fragrance fills the air and the bugs just stay away! THEN you can relax.

There are some precautions to be aware of (see bottom of page) that you may not have realized as this is quite a common oil that most people are familiar with.

Citronella Essential Oil can be burned for a wonderful fragrance,
and as a natural insect repellent.

Photo Credit: Terren In Virginia

What else is it good for?

  • A natural anti bacterial due to the methyl isoeugenol contents.

  • A natural anti septic.

  • You can dilute it a few drops in some distilled water and spray it on as a deodorant.

  • It relieves muscle spasms, cramps, and strains.

  • An anti inflammatory it is especially helpful for intestinal organs.

  • Promotes sweating and reduces infections and fevers.

  • A natural diuretic that will help reduce bloating.

  • A natural skin toner

  • Fights off stomach infections


  • Do not use when pregnant.
  • Always use a carrier oil.
  • Has been shown to cause skin irritations on some people who have sensitive skin.

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