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Citronella Oil

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A household go-to around the world, Citronella Oil is excellent at repelling mosquitos and other insects, making it a Kiwi summer must-have for BBQs, camping trips, and evenings in the garden.

As part of a home remedy, Home Essentials Citronella Oil can relieve muscle pain, treat hair lice, add volume to hair, and deodorise your home with its fresh citrus scent.
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  • Citronella Oil 100%

Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Use in a well ventilated area. May cause serious eye and skin irritation. Keep away from flames. Wash hands after use.


Stock Take Delivery Cut-Off: Orders placed between 16th May 2024 and 27th May 2024 will be dispatched on 28th May 2024. Please take this into consideration when placing orders during this period, as there may be a delay in the dispatch and delivery of your items.

Delivery Fee: We offer FREE delivery within New Zealand on all orders at $50 NZD and above. For orders under this amount, handling & shipping is just $7.99 for North Island, and $9.99 for South/Outer Island.

Delivery Timeframe: Orders are processed and dispatched twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday), cut-off time is 5pm Monday, 5pm Wednesday.

Please allow couriers 3-5 days for delivery. For rural addresses, please allow for an extra 1-2 days for delivery. Please note that delays in courier times are out of our control. Estimated delivery times are to be used as a guide only. Deliveries take place Monday - Friday.

PO Box Delivery: Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver to post office boxes at this time. A signature is required on delivery for all New Zealand orders.

Delivery Acceptance: All orders will be dispatched on a signature-on-delivery courier. All parcels will be delivered to the provided address and will require a signature on receipt. Providing a work address for delivery is recommended if no one is home during business hours. Due to security issues, the parcel cannot be left unattended. Where no one is home to sign for the parcel, a card will be left detailing the nearest pick up point.

This is subject to the courier or delivery provider's protocol and policy.

Order Tracking & Enquiries: An order confirmation will appear as the final step in your order process. You’ll also receive an email confirmation with an order number and a purchase summary. Once your order has been shipped, you’ll receive an additional email confirming the shipment. This email will include tracking information (where applicable).

Citronella Oil
Citronella Oil

How to use

Mosquito Repellent
Mix 1 part Citronella Oil with 10 parts carrier oil of your choice. Apply to exposed skin surfaces as required.

Fly Spray
Mix together 8 ml Citronella Oil, 1 tbsp Methylated Spirits, 2 tsp dish-washing liquid, 2 tsp white vinegar and 150 ml strong black tea. Add water to make 1 litre. Pour into a spray bottle.

Add a drop to your palm with your regular shampoo. This will treat lice, and add volume to your hair.

Ticks and Fleas
Diffuse 10 drops in a spray bottle with water.

Muscle Pain
Mix 2 or 3 drops with your favourite carrier oil. Rub into your palms and then massage at the site of any aches and pains.

Dilute a few drops in water then soak a face cloth in the solution before dabbing on the forehead.

Room Refresher
Mix together 20 drops each of Citronella Oil, Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, and Tea Tree Oil. Add 200 ml of water and 100 ml Methylated Spirits. Pour mixture into a spray bottle and shake well before use.

Do not spray near oil or watercolour art, polished or stained wood.
Helps manage cigarette smoke, animal smells and stale house odours.