Collection: Citronella

Discover the Natural Essence of Citronella at Duvet Day

Embark on a journey into the heart of nature with our exclusive Citronella Collection at Duvet Day. Famed for its refreshing aroma and versatile uses, Citronella brings a touch of tranquility and wellbeing into your daily life. Our carefully curated collection showcases the finest Citronella-infused products, from aromatic candles to nourishing skincare, each crafted to elevate your senses and enhance your surroundings.

Citronella - A Symphony of Nature

Citronella, a vibrant grass native to tropical Asia, is not just an ordinary plant. It's a nature's marvel, known for its distinct, lemony scent and a myriad of benefits. Historically revered for its insect-repellent properties, Citronella has evolved into a symbol of purity and relaxation in modern wellness practices.

The Collection - A Fusion of Elegance and Wellbeing

Our Citronella collection is a testament to nature's bounty, offering a range of products that blend functionality with aesthetic appeal:

  • Citronella Candles and Diffusers: Transform your living space with our Citronella Candles. These beautifully crafted candles not only repel unwanted insects but also create a serene atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a long day.
  • Skincare Enriched with Citronella: Dive into the world of holistic skincare with our Citronella-infused creams and lotions. Designed to soothe and nourish your skin, they are a must-have for anyone seeking natural beauty solutions.
  • Citronella for Outdoor Enthusiasts: Embrace outdoor adventures without the worry of pesky insects. Our Citronella products are ideal for garden parties, camping trips, or simply enjoying a quiet evening in your backyard.

Why Choose Our Citronella Collection?

  • Sustainability at Heart: We pride ourselves on sourcing environmentally friendly, sustainably harvested Citronella.
  • Craftsmanship and Quality: Each product in our collection is a result of meticulous craftsmanship, ensuring the highest quality.
  • Versatility: Whether it’s adding a refreshing aroma to your home or caring for your skin, our collection caters to diverse needs and preferences.

Unleash the Power of Citronella in Everyday Life

Citronella is more than just an aroma. It's a lifestyle choice. Incorporating Citronella into your daily routine can have uplifting effects on both your mind and body. Use our Citronella candles to create a calming ambiance for yoga or meditation. Treat your skin to the gentle touch of our Citronella skincare products for a rejuvenating experience.

Join the Citronella Revolution

We invite you to explore the wonders of Citronella at Duvet Day. Embrace a life in harmony with nature, where each product tells a story of purity, health, and sustainability. Visit our Citronella Collection today and be part of a community that values the essence of nature in everyday life.

Discover more unique and thoughtful gifts across our diverse collections, including handmade jewellery, wooden homeware gifts, and aromatherapy essentials.

Citronella FAQs

What are the primary benefits and uses of citronella essential oil?

Citronella essential oil is primarily used as an insect repellent due to its ability to repel mosquitoes and other insects. It also supports muscle, bone, and skin health, and is used in aromatherapy for its stimulating properties. It's known for its mood-lightening effects and can be diluted for topical application to refresh and moisturize the skin.

What is a good alternative to citronella essential oil?

Lemongrass is a suitable alternative to citronella essential oil because of their close connection and similar attributes.

Is citronella essential oil safe to use while pregnant?

Citronella essential oil can be used during pregnancy but in very small doses and with caution (source: Essential Oils Life).

How should citronella essential oil be used safely?

Always dilute citronella essential oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas such as the eyes, nose, and ears. Although it's not photosensitive, repeated use without proper dilution may cause skin irritation or other adverse effects like dizziness.

Can citronella essential oil be used in spiritual practices?

Yes, citronella is often used for its spiritually cleansing properties. It's believed to purify life force and stimulate the Throat Chakra, making it popular among writers, artists, musicians, and content creators for its ability to encourage expression and clarify communication efforts.

What are some effective ways to grow citronella plants?

Citronella plants thrive in warm, tropical climates with well-draining soil, ample sunlight, and regular watering. They can be propagated through division or stem cuttings and are generally easy to care for.

Are citronella plants effective in repelling mosquitoes?

Citronella plants are believed to repel mosquitoes due to the citronella oil they produce, containing compounds like citronellal and geraniol. However, the effectiveness varies, and individual responses may differ. It is generally more effective when used as part of an integrated mosquito control strategy.

Can citronella plants be used for culinary purposes?

The dried leaves and petals of citronella plants can be used in herbal teas, and fresh leaves can be added to salads, soups, and sauces (source: Planted Well).

Further Information

The most common use case for citronella, especially in the form of citronella essential oil, is as an insect repellent. It's widely known for its effectiveness in repelling mosquitoes and other insects. This is primarily due to the presence of compounds like citronellal and geraniol in citronella oil, which have insect-repelling properties. In addition to being used in sprays and lotions, citronella is also popular in outdoor candles and diffusers to create a mosquito-repelling ambiance.

Aside from its role as an insect repellent, citronella essential oil has other benefits and uses. It can support muscles, bones, and skin health, and is often used in aromatherapy for its stimulating and mood-lightening properties. Citronella can also be diluted and applied topically to refresh and moisturize the skin. In terms of spiritual uses, citronella is known for its cleansing properties and is believed to purify life force and stimulate the Throat Chakra for clearer communication.

It's important to use citronella essential oil safely. Always dilute it before applying to the skin and avoid contact with sensitive areas such as eyes, nose, and ears. It's not a photosensitive oil, so sun exposure after application is not a concern. However, overuse or repeated use without proper dilution might cause skin irritation or other adverse effects like dizziness or lightheadedness.

For growing citronella plants, they thrive in warm, tropical climates and require well-draining soil, ample sunlight, and adequate watering. The plants are generally easy to care for and can be propagated through division or stem cuttings. While individual experiences may vary, many people find citronella plants and products made from them effective in repelling mosquitoes, though they are unlikely to completely eliminate them.