Citronella essential oil has a powerfully sweet and lemony aroma, with a herbaceous undertone. Citronella essential oil is commonly used as an insect repellent. It is also antibacterial and deodorising.
The citronella grass is dried first and then steam distilled. The drying stage is important because it gives the essential oil the more favourable aroma. Citronella oil blends well with lemon, bergamot, orange, cedarwood and geranium. When blended with neroli or bergamot it is particularly softening to the skin.
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