doTERRA Citronella essential oil has a crisp, fresh aroma. With powerful pest repellent benefits, Citronella oil keeps creepy-crawlers out of the house and off your skin and clothing.
doTERRA Citronella Essential Oil is an ideal companion for camping, hiking, and trips to the great outdoors.
doTERRA Citronella essential oil works by masking the human fragrances that insects find appealing. Oil components include citronellol and geraniol, which are good for cleaning surfaces in and outside the home.
When inhaled, doTERRA Citronella essential oil promotes happy, positive feelings. Applied topically, it can be soothing to the skin and scalp.
How to Use doTERRA Citronella Essential Oil
You can use Citronella as a natural insect repellent in a variety of ways. Diffusing Citronella is a great way to ward off insects, especially during an outdoor BBQ or summer party.
Applying Citronella topically is another way to use it as a natural repellent. If you are using it topically, be sure to dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil or another carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. A carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil also helps the scent of Citronella to stay on your skin longer, making it more effective as a repellent. Apply to the wrists, neck, ankles, or other desired areas.
What Does Citronella Essential Oil Smell Like?
Citronella essential oil has a powerful, bright aroma. Although it is not a citrus oil—Citronella is a tall grass native to Asia—it does have a fresh, lemony tone to its scent.
- Natural pest repellent
- Cleans surfaces
- Emotionally uplifting and stress reducing
- Skin and scalp soother and booster
- For a DIY essential oil insect repellent, put several drops of Citronella in a spray bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil and your choice of Cedarwood, Arborvitae, Lemongrass, Spearmint, or Peppermint essential oils.
- Diffuse or apply topically to ward off mosquitoes.
- Add a few drops to water to clean surfaces.
- Put a drop in your shampoo or conditioner for a bright scent and cleansing boost.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Slightly sweet, floral, rosy, rosey, lemon-like,
Possible skin sensitivity, Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.