Citronella Essential Oil (Java)

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Commonly mistaken for Lemongrass, Citronella shares a similar grassy appearance and bright lemony scent, howerver, despite their similarities they are in fact different. The citronella plant, and its oil, has been used for centuries throughout Indonesia and China as natural medicinal remedy for pain, rashes, inflammation, infections, and so on.

These days, Citronella Oil is widely used across many industries due to its versatility, aroma and medicinal properties. The powerfully intense, sharp and lemony aroma of Citronella is most commonly associated with insect repellent products, but did you know that the benefits of Citronella Oil extend far beyond keeping mosquitos away.

  • Citronella Java Essential Oil is regarded as being of superior quality to other citronella oils due to its higher geraniol and citronellol content.
  • Most valued for its insect repelling ability, particularly mosquitoes, Citronella oil is commonly used in insect repelling products such as mosquito candles, insect coils and repellent sprays.
  • Citronella oil can help to ease muscle spasms and menstrual related cramps, as well as respiratory and nervous system spasms, which therefore can help alleviate persistent coughs.
  • From an aromatherapy perspective, Citronella can help uplift negative emotions, combat stress & anxiety, and encourage mental ease.
  • Its uplifiting abilities has also shown to alleviate headaches, migraines and even assist with reducing nausea.
  • With powerful deodorizing and antibacterial properties, Citronella helps inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria, making it ideal for use in natural deodorants, body sprays, perfumes, and room sprays.
  • Citronella has shown positive results when it comes to aiding weight loss due to its effect when inhaled, showing a reduction in appetite, lowering cholesterol and slowing weight gain.
  • The antiseptic properties within Citronella Oil also makes it a staple ingredient in soaps, detergents, and household cleaners.
  • Its wound healing properties, whilst encouraging the speedy healing of cuts, sores & bug bites, can also be beneficial for soothing the appearance of acne, eczema, and dermatitis.

Citronella Oil Key Benefits:

The most notable benefits of Citronella Oil are: 

  • Antibacterial, Antiseptic & Antifungal properties
  • Natural insect repelling ability
  • Powerful deodorizing properties
  • Uplifting & soothing benefits
  • Anti-stress & anxiety properties
  • May ease headaches, migraines & nausea
  • Relieves muscle spasms & cramps
  • Helps ease coughs & bronchial conditions
  • Respiratory system support
  • May help support weight loss
  • Slows growth of harmful bacteria
  • Energizing properties help to overcome fatigue
  • Facilitates wound healing; bug bites, sores & cuts
  • Anti-fungal properties help combat fungal infections
  • Beneficial for soothing acne, eczema & dermatitis
  • Helps regulate sebum production in skin & hair

Citronella Oil Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-spasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Healing, Disinfectant, Deodorant, Antioxidant, 

Citronella Oil General Uses:
Insect Repellent, Household Cleaning, Aromatherapy, Fragrance, Personal Care, Skincare, Soaps & Candles

Citronella Oil Emotional Benefits:
Uplifting, Anti-depressant, Balancing, Energizing, Regulating, Clarifying

Citronella Oil Blends Well With:
BergamotEucalyptus, GeraniumLavenderPeppermint, Ylang Ylang

How to use Citronella Essential Oil

  • Diffuse: Add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser to help ease mental stress and promote clarity, as well as providing a natural repellent for flying insects.
  • Topically/On the Go: Add 4-6 drops of Citronella Oil to a 15ml roller bottle and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil to create an on-the-go roller blend. Apply to your wrists, temples, behind your ears & bottoms of your feet.
    See topical dilution guide below for safe topical application
  • Fast Remedy: Add 1-2 drops of Citronella Oil to a tissue and inhale at a distance while ensuring that the oil does not come into direct contact with your skin. Alternatively, you can smell the oil directly from the bottle!
  • Insect Repellent: Use Citronella Oil in your diffuser, or apply topically (diluted), to help keep pesky mosquitos at bay.
  • Body Wash: Add 3-4 drops of Citronella Oil to your body wash to naturally reduce body odours and bacteria.
  • Shampoo: Add 3-4 drops of Citronella Oil to your shampoo bottle to help regulate sebum (oil) production, reduce dandruff & soothe frizz.
  • Cramp Relief: Dilute a few drops of Citronella oil into a carrier oil or moisturizer and apply to your abdomen to help ease menstrual cramps. Apply the same mixture to your chest and back to help relieve spasmodic coughing.


Topical Dilution Guidelines
Please note that the following guidelines are recommended for healthy adults:

  • General Use: 2 – 4% dilution (4 – 8 drops per 10ml)
  • Facial Application: 1 – 2% dilution (2 – 4 drops per 10ml)

Essential Oil Dilution Guide

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Other Names: Citronella Java Essential Oil, Java Citronella Essential Oil

INCI Name: Cymbopogon winterianus Oil
Cas Number: 8000-29-1
Einecs Number: 294-954-7

Family: Cardiopteridaceae

Ingredients: 100% Cymbopogon winterianus (Citronella) Oil
Plant Part:
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Appearance: Thin, clear liquid
Colourless to pale yellow
Country of Origin:
Indonesia (Java)

Key Constituents: Citronellal, Geranoil, Citronellol
Aroma: Grassy, citrus, lemony, green, fresh, citronella-like
Note: Middle


Citronella Essential Oil Safety

  • Essential oils are extremely potent and can cause serious harm if used incorrectly.
  • In line with the Therapeutic Goods Act, we do not recommend ingesting essential oils without the guidance of a registered Aromatherapist or Naturopath.
  • Essential oils should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
  • Avoid using essential oils during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
  • Essential oils are very concentrated and are likely to cause irritation or reactions if applied directly to the skin. For this reason, we recommend diluting your essential oils before using topically (on the skin).

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Extracted from the leaves of the Cymbopogon winterianus plant speciesAWO’s 100% pure Citronella Essential Oil is ethically sourced and extracted using the steam distillation method. AWO is an Australian supplier of pure essential oils offering quality products at affordable prices, we also offer bulk and wholesale pricing. For those wanting to purchase quality essential oils you can buy online today, we also offer shipping Australia wide

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No GMO's Or Synthetics

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Vegan Friendly

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Dangerous Goods Notice:

This item cannot be shipped overseas or via express within Australia as it is classified as a Dangerous Good for shipping purposes.