Citronella essential oil is renowned as a natural insect repellent and is used in products such as sprays, soaps, candles and wipes etc. Citronella is native to southeast Asia. It is grown commercially in Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and Indonesia. The leaves have been used for their fragrance and medicinal value for centuries. Use a few drops in an oil burner on candles or incense sticks outdoors to help repel summer bugs, midges, flies etc. A great bottle to have around the house or to take on holiday. Citronella has a powerful lemony scent and this pure essential oil should not be used directly on the skin or if pregnant.