History. Citronella oil comes from two plant species belonging to the Cymbopogon family. Cymbopogon is better known as lemongrass, a type of grass with different cultivated species. Two particular lemongrass species produce citronella oil: Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus, which produce Ceylon citronella oil and Java citronella oil respectively.
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