Citronella Oil a Natural Mosquito Repellent against Dengue – Nirogam  
Citronella Oil  - 30 ml - Nirogam
Citronella Oil  - 30 ml - Nirogam

Citronella Oil as insect repellent and for parasitic infections - 30 ml

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Rs. 440.00
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Rs. 400.00
  • Good for hair health
  • Works for skin disorders
  • Known for insect repellant property

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  • Skin Issues
  • Flavouring
  • Mosquito Repellant
Prashant Dubey

“Great product! Used this with lavender oil in my room dispenser. It helps me get better sleep at night. Would try in food too!”

Raju Mohan

“I hated the scent of mosquito repellants. Thankfully this has a pleasant smell. Keeps the buzzing mosquitoes away from my ears!”

Ruchi Kumar

“I put it in my salads and meat dishes for its flavour. It blends into my cooking. My children love it too!”

Benefits of Citronella Oil

Drives off insects
Drives off insects

Antiseptic in nature. You can use Citronella oil for insect repellent action at your home, office and in the closets. Helps to eliminate moths, mosquitoes and other minor pests. Refreshes the air to prevent pests.

Calms the mind
Calms the mind

Citronella grass is known for its soothing scent. Acts as a natural stress buster. Relieves muscular tension. Improves the neural activity. Regulates body temperature. Alleviates mental exhaustion. Lowers blood pressure.

Improves skin and hair quality
Improves skin and hair quality

Physicians recommend Citronella oil for skin toning. It combats skin infections. Promotes cellular regeneration of damaged tissues. Reverses early signs of ageing. Alternatively, you can use Citronella oil for hair nourishment too. It soothes inflamed scalp and hair follicles.

Other Benefits

  • Relieves joint pain and inflammation
  • Combats bacteria and fungi
  • Eases breathing
  • Stimulates the gastrointestinal system
  • Helps to reduce menstrual cramps
  • Enriches flavour of food

What experts say about us

Dr. Greeshma Nair

“1000 Year old Ayurveda recipes strangely followed to give you effective, easy to use Nirogam products that give amazing results.”

Dr. Divya Vaidya

“Made with High quality herbs after carefully purifying all minerals and metal for excellent products that really work”

Why is it a must have?

Cymbopogon citratus: Though the scent of Citronella and lemongrass are equally soothing, their functions are different. Citronella grass can effectively optimize the mind-body functions to promote overall health. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. In addition, Citronella extract can be used for both internal and external uses, making it a complete therapeutic package against parasites.

Varieties of Citronella

  • Mandakini: Found in the rigid winters of Himalayas, this variety is commonly harvested for its moderate oil production rate. It generally contains 37-39% Citronella concentration.
  • Manjusha: This variety is abundantly used by natives in cooking. It is an enhanced form of the local citronella breed available in Central India.
  • Manjiri: Perhaps the best of the lot, this improved variety of Citronella was discovered in recent times. It can effectively produce 50-90% more oil per hectare with a high citronellol amount. It is the most preferred for large scale consumption.
  • CIMAP Bio-13, Java-2, Jorhat-2: Coming from the hills of Southern India, this variety is as high yielding as pleasantly fragrant. It can grow in testing conditions and produce good quality output.

Uses of Citronella

  • As a Mosquito repellent: Though it does not kill mosquitoes, citronella mosquito repellant can prevent their bites by blocking the insect’s ability to track your body heat. Its scent blurs the sensory capacity of mosquitoes, making them incapable around you.
  • Moisturize Skin & Hair: Using citronella oil in cosmetics and soaps improves their cleansing nature. It removes excess oil, dirt and dead cells from your body and locks moisture on the skin to protect it from environmental damage. It also helps to make the hair straight and smooth.
  • Used in Aromatherapy: Citronella essential oil is a full body rejuvenator. Inhaling its mild fumes can stimulate immunity, brain cells and the respiratory system. It boosts production of white blood cells, strengthens neural connections to improve focus and regulates hormonal activity. It also unclogs the lungs. 
  • Antifungal Agent: Eliminates fungal agents from both inside and outside the body. Inhibits growth of infections. Boosts immune response against a broad range of fungi. Soothes inflamed soft tissues of the respiratory tract.
  • For Flavouring in Foods & Beverages: A few drops of pure Citronella oil are enough to add a unique tang to your meals. It blends with different flavours to improve their consistency. Also, aids in digestion of heavier food items. In short, adding Citronella for flavouring can prove to be better for your taste buds and gut!
  • Used as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps: With a few DIY tricks, you can make a soothing perfume or soap with Citronella oil. Besides its natural goodness, it has a gentle effect on your clothes and skin. It does not stain or irritate the tissues. Its pleasant scent lasts for a longer duration and works for both summer heat and winter chills.

How to Grow Citronella?

  • Planting Citronella: You can easily harvest Citronella plants through the stem cutting method. As the first step, cut out two subsequent nodes from a healthy Citronella plant. You can either get them from a nursery, botanist or farmer.
  • Prepare to Sow: Cut out the leaves from the nodes, leaving only two small sized ones for the plant’s needs. One of the two nodes will develop into the root of the plant, while the other will form the shoot. So, make sure to remove all the leaves from one end.
  • Choosing the Pot: Dig a small hole in your earthen pot or garden, and place your cutting into it. The blank node should be completely buried in the soil. You may also add organic fertilizers at this point to speed up the growth of your plant.
  • Careful Waiting Period: It may take 2-3 weeks for your graft to develop into a healthy Citronella grass bush. During this period, you must ensure that it gets 5-6 hours of sunlight every day. Once the potted plant is big enough, you can transplant it to an open ground to let it mature into a Citronella tree. With your own plant at hand, you can make Citronella sticks, oil or flavouring agents at home!

Probable Side Effects of Citronella Oil

  • Overuse or direct application may cause allergic reactions on skin.
  • Inhalation of Citronella fumes can create a choking sensation and damage the lungs.
  • Overconsumption can lead to gastric distress, nausea and diarrhoea.
  • Pregnant and lactating women should use caution.
  • Keep away from sight of children.
Soy Free
Gluten Free
No Sugar
No Preservatives

Frequently asked questions

What is Citronella called in Hindi?
Being a commonplace herb in India, Citronella is called by many regional names. Jaawa is the name of Citronella in Hindi. However, the english name is preferably used for Citronella oil in Hindi speaking communities.
Is Citronella oil safe for babies?
There hasn’t been any conclusive research about the effects of Citronella on children. Direct application of the oil can produce severe rashes on your baby’s skin. So you may dilute the oil in water, coconut oil or other natural oils. It is best to consult your physician before using this product for children below 3 years of age.
Will Citronella repel bees?
Traditionally, use of citronella oil spans from moths to mosquitoes. Its fumes can help you to keep away swarms of bees from entering your house.
Will Citronella repel mosquitoes?
Definitely! Natural mosquito incense sticks made from Citronella are safe and healthy for your family. They reduce the ability of insects to track body heat, thereby, preventing them from biting. As a plus point, it doesn’t choke the lungs like other aerosol based sprays.
Does citronella repel fleas?
Yes. It contains a natural compound called pyrethrum that disorients the fleas.
Are citronella grass and lemongrass the same?
Both citronella and lemongrass carry the same kind of tarty scent. To a great extent both of them can act as strong antimicrobial agents. However, they cannot be used for the same purposes. Lemongrass is typically used for cooking as a herbal supplement. Citronella oil can be used both internally and externally as a medicinal plant. Owing to their varying uses, you may also find a significant difference between lemongrass and citronella oil price.
Can we use citronella for bed bugs?
Indeed. It eliminates the colonies of pests residing in wood, clothes etc. and prevents the hatching of their eggs.
Is citronella dangerous to breathe in?
Yes. Directly inhaling high amounts of Citronella oil fumes can irritate the respiratory tract lining. It may cause irreversible damage to your lungs and give a choking sensation.
Is it safe to inhale citronella incense sticks?
Yes. You can place them around your house and enjoy their fragrance throughout the day. It is best to avoid sitting too close to the incense sticks while they are releasing fumes.
What happens if you drink citronella oil?
Though it is considered safe for ingestion, consuming too much Citronella oil can affect your metabolism. In extreme cases, it may cause diarrhoea, nausea and skin allergies. So, it is advised that citronella use should be determined as per requirement.

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