Citronella oil is also a renowned plant-based insect repellent, and has been registered for this use in the United States since 1948.The EPA considers oil of citronella as a biopesticide with a non-toxic mode of action.
Research also shows that citronella oil has strong antifungal properties. Citronella oil is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon. The oil is used extensively as a source of perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol and geraniol. These chemicals find extensive use in soap, perfumery, cosmetic and more.
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