Citronella Oil

font size

How does Citronella Oil work?

There isn't enough information available to know how citronella oil works.

Are there safety concerns?

Citronella seems to be safe for most people when used in the amounts found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if citronella oil is safe for any medical conditions.

When applied to the skin, it might cause skin irritation. If it is inhaled, it can cause severe irritation of the lungs.

Keep out of the reach of children. Death has occurred in a child following the ingestion of citronella oil in insect repellents.

Do not use citronella oil if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Citronella Oil.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For preventing mosquito bites: citronella oil in concentrations of 0.5% to 10%.

Therapeutic Research Faculty copyright

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Allergies & Asthma

Improve treatments & prevent attacks.

Related Drugs
Health Resources
Related Supplements
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations