Citronella Oil (Cymbopogon Winterianus) is derived from various different lemongrass plants. It is used all over the world to repel biting insects. We use this lovely oil in our Insect Repellent, along with oils such as peppermint to soothe and calm and lemongrass to deter mosquitoes. Tea tree and eucalyptus, amongst others, help repel annoying fleas.
Citronella also displays antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities. This means it can also help if a flea bite becomes inflamed. When used at the correct ratio, it can also be used to reduce separation anxiety and constant barking in dogs.
As with most essential oils, Citronella Oil should never be used neat on your pet.