Uplifting and zesty, citronella oil is useful for summer evenings outdoors and blends well with orange, lime and peppermint.

This cleansing organic citronella essential oil has a beautiful citrusy scent and is steam distilled from the grass near Tororo, in eastern Uganda. We’ve worked with a young farmer, Joel, to set up the distillery for aromatic crops grown on local farms, creating valuable employment.

Key citronella oil benefit: Cleansing

Latin name: Cymbopogon nardus

Country of origin: Uganda

Blends beautifully with: Orange, lime and peppermint


Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Nicola s.
Citronella oil

I LOVE this oil!! I work as a Matron in a boarding school and I swear that by rubbing 1-2 drops through my hair regularly keeps those pesky lice away!

Amy T.
Lovely scent

A bright and lovely scent that transports me to a holiday spa

Heather C.
Keep insects away.....

Used to keep insects and little critters away, refresh bins. Dilute and make up a spray for winter to keep out mice, for summer flying insects, mosquitoes and spiders all year round.

Phyllis C.
Organic Citronella Essential Oil 10ml

I chose this essential oil to accompany the diffuser given its value for money compared to another I purchased from a Neal's Yard representative which I felt was over priced and I wasn't given the knowledge on how much the cost would be. A little annoyed by the representative afterwards at holding back on the price being. charged.