Citronella Essential Oil 15ml by DoTERRA (Cleansing properties, uplifting aroma)

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doTERRA Citronella Essential Oil is well known for its ability to repel mosquitoes. This essential oil is the perfect oil to take away with you while hiking, camping and trips to the great outdoors.

While citronella may assist in repelling mosquitoes, it is also a fantastic oil for mood uplifting and creating an optimistic environment in your home. Add three or four drops to water for an aromatic surface cleaner which has a lemon balm aroma.

Used in aromatherapy applications, Citronella Essential Oil slows or prevents the growth of bacteria, repels flying insects. Interestingly, while citronella uplifts negative moods, it can have a relaxing effect on the brain in some people and a stimulating effect on the brain in others.

Citronella is also reputed to reduce muscles spasms, ease headaches, and boost energy. It is also a very effective fungal inhibitor, and this combined with its anti-inflammatory properties may make it an effective wound healer also.

Emotional Benefits of Citronella

Citronella is a significant mood uplifter and energiser. It can relieve stress, fatigue and anxiety and instill a feeling of calm and clarity. Derived from the French meaning Lemon Balm, Citronella has an uplifting aroma which is great for diffusing to uplift the atmosphere and keep negative emotions and thoughts at bay. The aroma of this oil instills a feeling of optimism by boosting energy levels. It eliminates unhealthy thoughts, sadness, or anxiety and slackens the body and mind fostering a perception of light-heartedness.  

Physical Benefits

Citronella supports heart function and respiration after inhaling. It can also be used for stomach and muscle cramps and stomach aches. For centuries, citronella has been used for a variety of physical purposes, including:

  • as an insect repellent
  • as an antifungal agent
  • supports heart function
  • to treat parasitic infections
  • to promote wound healing
  • to lift mood or fight fatigue
  • in perfumes or as a flavour additive in food


- Diffuser while enjoying the outdoors

- Apply to skin using fractionated coconut oil 

- Add to water to use as a surface cleaner

- Diffuse in the home to promote a cheery, optimistic environment

- Use in shampoo and conditioner for a refreshing aroma.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use four to five drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimise any skin sensitivity.

dōTERRA Certified Pure Tested Grade® essential oils represent the purest and most potent oils in the world and have been specifically developed to soothe emotions and help balance hormones. They are one of only two companies whose oils are so pure that you can ingest them, put them directly on your skin undiluted (some oils such as oregano will always need diluting) and even use them diluted on toddlers. Check your bottle of oil and it will warn you not to ingest it, not to put it on your skin undiluted and not to use it on children - it may even have 'poison' written on the bottle. With dōTERRA oils esential oils, you CAN ingest them (those that are edible); you CAN put them on your skin) and CAN use them on youngsters because they're so pure.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration in the US. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Caution: 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.