The uses of the extracted oil include in therapeutic applications as the oil has in it properties to be used as insecticide, antiseptic, deodorant, parasitic, tonic and stimulant. The oil is also used in commercial repellents as well as in products like soaps and candles.
Citronella essential oil is one of the most common oils used in aromatherapy.
It is said that as an aromatherapy oil, citronella can help treat and prevent colds, fevers, and headaches. As a massage oil, it may aid in relieving pain in individuals suffering from arthritis.