Citronella Oil

Citronella Oil, very similar to lemongrass oil is made from the oil of one of two plants from the plant family Cymbopogon: C. nardus or C. winterianus. Lemongrass oil comes from either C. flexuosos or C. citratus, other members of the Cymbopogon genus. Though extracted from similar families, they have a different molecular makeup as does citronella oil depending on whether it is extracted from C. nardus or C. winterianus. Citronella oil, though not carried as a single oil by DoTerra can be found in TerraShield® Outdoor Blend.

Citronella oil has become known mostly for its bug repellent properties, but it also has antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties and can augment the treatment of infected wounds. Its uplifting scent makes it a great addition to an anti-stress blend.