Cymbopogon winterianus

From the leaf of a tall grass native to Asia, Citronella essential oil has a crisp, fresh aroma. It is an ideal companion for camping, hiking, and anywhere else you might go to experience the beauties of nature. Applied topically, it can be soothing to the skin and scalp and, due to its levels of citronellal, it may also help to promote clean skin.

doterra citronella oil


Cymbopogon winterianus

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • May help promote clean skin.
  • Soothing to both skin and scalp.
  • Makes an ideal companion when camping, hiking or doing anything outdoors.

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  • Use in shampoo and conditioner to boost cleansing.
  • Pack Citronella for your next outdoor event, dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to skin as needed.

Directions for Use

Topical: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil. For topical use only.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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How does it work?


Citronella is an easy crop to grow and reaches maturity, about 2 metres high, very quickly. Though it can be planted anytime during the year, it is best to plant it with the onset of monsoon rains.

The citronella plant is first harvested after 6 months, then every 3 months after that – with up to 5 harvests a year depending on soil fertility. The essential oil comes from the leaf, which can be fresh or partially dried before steam distillation.

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Alongside doTERRA’s efforts to source the highest quality essential oils, there is also a commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, distillers, and their communities. doTERRA's mutually beneficial sourcing principles are a key element of the company's mission and core values. Some are as follows:

  • Generating Jobs: Reducing poverty by creating and sustaining jobs.
  • Fair, On-Time Payments: Consistent, fair payments to producers, including prepayments.
  • Building Supplier Capacity: Supporting farmers, producers and distillers through training and financial support.
  • Sustaining Long-term Partnerships: Multi-year contracts with growers and distillers based on solidarity and respect.
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