Citronella (Cymbopogon winteranius)

Helps Promote
Energy, stimulation, calmness

Helps Relieve
Tension, confusion

Cymbopogon winterianus
Ingredients: Pure citronella oil
Aroma: Pungent, musky, citrus-like
Benefits: Clarifying, freshening, purifying
Mixes Well With: Cedarwood oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, or lemongrass oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from fresh and dried citronella grass
Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: 0.878-0.895
Refractive Index: 1.466-1.475

Citronella is another name for lemongrass, a genus of several tropical plants with a subtle citrus aroma belonging to the grass family. Citronella grasses are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes, but are known to many as a natural insect deterrent. Avid gardeners will often plant citronella grass throughout their gardens to deter mosquitoes and other insects. Historically citronella has been used primarily as a culinary herb, particularly in Asian cuisine, and to a lesser extent as a medicinal herb in a number of different cultures. As an essential oil for aromatherapy, citronella has a pungent, musky, citrusy aroma that’s clarifying, freshening and purifying.