Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella is a tufted grass with long narrow leaves and stems that arise from short roots.
- Botanical Family: Poaceae
- Other Common Names:
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Citronella is typically steam distilled, but no other variations seem to be available.
- Chemistry: Citronella is high in aldehydes (citronellal, geraniol) and monoterpene alcohols (citronellol).
- General: primary use as mosquito and bug repellent
- Musculoskeletal: helps with inflammatory conditions
- Nervous System: reduces mental or physical fatigue
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: Top note that has a slight citrus aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Citronella can last up to 28 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral
- Blends well with: Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, and Peppermint
- According to Tisserand & Young: Drug interaction; may contain methyl eugenol; low risk of skin sensitization.
- (Oral): Drugs metabolized by CYP2B6 (affentanil, methadone, propofol, valproate, bupropion, cyclophosphamide, tamoxifen, nicotine, SM-12502)
- Avoid during pregnancy as it can stimulate contractions.
- Maximum dermal use 18.2%
Products Using Citronella Essential Oil
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- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.