Citronella Essential Oil

Exotic and citrus aroma for your food

Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon winterianus), 100% pure and chemotyped


MARNYS® Citronella Essential Oil is 100% pure and chemotyped, that is, it’s got a defined composition and results in a 100% natural essential oil. Citronella has been obtained by steam distillation so the oil has not been denatured or mixed with other oils, what ensures the properties of the essential oil.

MARNYS® Citronella Essential Oil contains the chemotypes: citronellal, geraniol and citronellol. Its colour and appearance ranges from light yellow to amber yellow. Its properties, such as its lemon-like taste, favour food use.

MARNYS® Citronella Essential Oil is a food-grade product and its particular citrus flavour is used as a neutraliser of excess spicy flavours, very typical of Asian cuisine. The lemon-like flavour of Citronella wonderfully accompanies garlic, chili and coriander, being widely used in curry, fish soups, sauces, fried food, salads, pickled ingredients and escabeche. Citronella is usually added into sweet-and-sour soups of Thai cuisine, and is combined with coconut milk.

You can also make a hot Citronella tea, which has got digestive properties, or you can add it into rum-based cocktails rather than the traditional lemon or lime.

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Always dilute 1-2 drops in 250g of food (juice, tea, salad). Maximum 3 times a day.


Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon winterianus)


SKU: AA033
EAN: 8410885082381

Chemotype (aromatic molecules): citronellal, geraniol, citronellol. Distilled part: aerial part. Physical Characteristics (Organoleptic): colour and appearance: from light yellow to amber yellow. Taste: lemon, rose-like.

Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Keep out of the reach of children.

· Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced nutrition.
· It is recommended to keep a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
· Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
· Keep away from children.
· Do not store at a temperatures above 30ºC.


15ml bottle


What is citronella?

Cymbopogon winterianus, Citronella, comes from India and is an herbaceous plant that grows up to 2 metres approximately. This has got magenta base stems and belongs to the family Gramineae. Citronella gives an essential oil widely used for culinary purposes, as a flavouring, in soaps and for aromatherapy.

The genus Cymbopogon is widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and America, comprises 144 species and is well-known due to its high content of essential oils used for applications in cosmetics, food industry, herbalism and perfumer industry. The name cymbopogon derives from the Greek words kymbe (boat) and pogon (beard) ‘meaning that in most species, the hairy spikes protrude from the boat-shaped spathe’.

5 reviews for Citronella Essential Oil

  1. Alma

    I love using it against mosquitoes and leaves a very pleasant aroma.

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  2. Manuel

    We use it against mosquitoes.
    A few drops diluted in containers with water are sufficient.

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  3. gemmallarden

    Great combined with Geranium as an anti-mosquito

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  4. Juan

    Although I haven’t tried the oil yet, I know MARNYS offers quality. The presentation, service and packaging were great. Also, the gifts that came with the purchase were a very pleasant surprise. However, there is always a "BUT". In this case, it is the transport service (SEUR). It was very expensive and they did not send the package to the right address. However, they were kind and agile in solving the error.


    P.S. I ordered things from China for free or 1'5 € maximum, and here with SEUR 4'5 €. That must be improved!. Greetings from Córdoba. Juan.

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    Phenomenal delivery and product as always.

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