Citronella Essential Oil


Citronella is a tropical grass that has been used for thousands of years within China, India, Africa and Southern Asia. Used mainly internally for the treatment of colds, fevers, parasites and a whole other range of ailments, modern medicine has since confirmed that its historical use was correct as it has been shown to be quite effective against a range of bacteria and fungus.

Known to be quite effective against Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is responsible for pneumonia and a whole range of other things such as septic arthritis and meningitis.

The antiviral and bacterial properties of Citronella make it a powerful aide against the nasties of colds, flu, and bacterial infections.

Commonly blended with bergamot, cedarwood virginian, cedarwood atlas, cypress, fir silver, frankincense, geranium lavender, lemon, orange bitter, pine, sandalwood or vetiver.

To increase its effectiveness against bugs, try mixing with eucalyptus citriodora, lemongrass and cedarwood.

  • Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
  • Extraction Part: Leaf
  • Flash Point: 195f

Aromatherapy Benefits

Insect Repellent - Commonly used within insect repellents as a base, great to be mixed with Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Cedarwood.

Antiseptic - Known as an antiseptic that can protect and restore the respiratory system.


Where Do Our Oils Come From?

Our oils are made from the same plants and herbs available at our sister company Tea Life. With a strong focus on quality, service and a large range of products, we have grown from humble beginnings to become one of Australias leading herbal tea and essential oil providers.


We offer flat rate shipping for $8.95 and free shipping for all orders over $100.
We use Sendle (Fastway and Couriers Please) and Australia Post. If you have a preference for either one, please let us know in the notes on checkout.

We're located in Sydney, so please allow some time for delivery based on your location. $8.95 shipping is via Australia post if you use PO BOX on checkout, or Sendle Courier for most orders - and takes on average 3 days to Melbourne, QLD.

  • NSW can be next day delivery or the day after on average.
  • To NT, WA and rural areas, please allow a week for delivery!
  • Refunds can't be provided based on shipping times as our dispatch time is very fast, with transit times being out of our control. If you have a function or event and your order is urgent, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Essential Oils during pregnancy?
Even if there is no mention of this oil not being safe to be used during pregnancy, it is always a good idea to check with your doctor first. In general we would recommend against the use of oils during the first trimster.

Is this suitable for children?
Essential oils are not recommended for children under 3 months. Even after three months only a small amount is advisable.

Is this suitable to use around pets?
It's best to use essential oil around pets with caution. If in doubt, please contact your local vet.