What’s the difference between citronella java essential oil and Ceylon citronella essential oil?
Citronella java essential oil has a slightly sweeter aroma and comes from Indonesia — specifically Sumatra and the main island of Java. It is distilled from a grass that, when cut, keeps producing. The slightly less sweet Ceylon citronella comes from Sri Lanka.
The key constituents of citronella essential oil are citronellal and geraniol.
Citronella combines well with many other essential oils including lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, sandalwood, lemon eucalyptus, geranium and vetiver.
It is relatively safe to use but can be slightly irritating, so diluting properly is highly recommended (see dilution guide below).
Citronella is generally considered a middle note oil.
There are so many ways to use essential oils! The above suggested uses are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available at auracacia.com. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting them in a carrier product like skin care oil, water, unscented lotion, or unscented liquid soap. Follow this guide for safe, effective use.
Quick Tip Diffuse 18 drops to encourage a protected atmosphere.
Recipe Outdoor Patio Spray
Description A protecting patio spray with a bright aroma
24 drops Aura Cacia Citronella Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Aura Cacia Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 fluid ounces water
2-ounce Aura Cacia Amber Mist Bottle
In bottle, combine all ingredients. Replace lid, shake until well blended, then mist airspace.