The well-rounded, citrus scent of citronella oil, with its subtle wood tones, is much less harsh on the nose than actual lemon oil. It’s now widely used in commercially produced shampoos, soaps and body washes. You can easily use Freshskin Beauty’s citronella organic essential oil to make your own – probably cheaper and totally natural. And there are plenty of other ways you can use this versatile oil around the home than just keeping bugs at bay.
With its dominantly citrusy character, citronella blends perfectly with many different oils but bergamot, geranium, lavender, orange and bitter orange, cedarwood and pine work particularly well.
|Botanical name||Cymbopogon winterianus|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Aromatic scent||Citronella organic essential oil has a lemon citrus fragrance with subtle wood tones which is much softer than pure lemon|
|Blends well with||Citronella organic essential oil blends well with most oils including Bitter Orange, Bergamot, Geranium, Cedarwood, Lemon, Lavender, Orange and Pine|
|Cautions||Citronella organic essential oil may cause irritation to sensitive skin.|