Always dilute with a carrier oil before use on your body
100% Citronella essential oil (Standardised)
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences. The ingestion of essential oils is not recommended without prior advice from your health care practitioner. Dilute in a carrier or base when necessary. Read our quick guide: Essential Oils
Standardised essential oils are produced to achieve a standard scent, whereas a single species essential oil may vary in scent because it is an individual plant species that can naturally vary with season, rainfall, soil quality, geography and a variety of other factors. Standardising the scent by combining multiple species is a method of producing an oil that will always be similar in quality. Standardised oils can therefore be quite beneficial when scent reliability is required.
Standardised essential oils are pure essential oils which have not been diluted, filled or altered in any way. The only differentiating factor between standardised essential oils and others is that multiple variations of plant species are distilled.
This natural product is for external use only. Please exercise caution and do not ingest or take internally. Store away from children, animals, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.
I have been using this for a week in a diffuser and it has been keeping the mozzies away perfectly. I don't need to spray my body with chemicals any more
Great to use in candles and scent is strong and the house always smells nice and fresh.
Works great in our little terracotta oil burner to repel insects. Thank you for your quick, warm service!!
I love this scent but it doesn't stay on my skin for too long I use it in my butters, I tried different batches and added extra in my second batch but the scent soon fades away. Should I throw the entire bottle in? The scent, when applied, is very strong and overpowering and then it becomes subtle and soon after its no more....Am I doing something wrong perhaps? Kindly assist.
Hi Cathlin, citronella oil is a very volatile oil, meaning it's molecules easily evaporate. So when you apply it to your skin and it is exposed to the air, the scent can dissipate quite quickly. It's just unfortunately how this particular oil works - you're not doing anything wrong! :)
Please don't use the whole bottle as this won't help and you may get a reaction if too much is used.
You could try blending a scent fixer such as arrowroot powder to your body butter, which might help to fix the scent somewhat.
I was using SOIL citronella before and it was not as effective as this one for mosquitoes, plus it smelt way worse. I use it in an ultrasonic aroma diffuser - I find that essential oils don’t do much for repelling mosquitoes unless I use my aroma diffuser. I’m not the biggest fan of the citronella scent in general but this one is better than most, I add some rosemary and peppermint and a drop of cinnamon and it smells great and all the bugs hate it