Citronella Oil

About Citronella Oil

Citronella oil is one of the essential oils that can be derived from lemongrass plants; the citronella used in Nature’s Aid products is mostly sourced from the Cymbopogon Nardus species. Today,  it is most commonly added to personal care products for its fragrance and popularly used as an insect repellent. This oil also had antiseptic and antifungal properties, which is why it is also used to treat insect bites and added to products such a soaps and detergents.

One of the most popular oils used in aromatherapy oil,  it is believed that citronella can help treat and prevent colds, fevers, and headaches and when massaged into the skin, may even relieve pain in individuals suffering from arthritis.

Common Concerns

Deemed safe for use in personal care products.

Quick Facts

Common Name: Citronella Oil
Binomial Name: Cymbopogon Nardus
Source: Cymbopogon Nardus Plant
EWG Score: 1