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Candle Science Clean Scents
Safer Scents For The Home

CandleScience Clean Scents™ are free from carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in fragrance. Choose Clean Scents and create safer home fragrance products you and your customers can enjoy with confidence.

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REVISION NOTICE: It is our policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason. As of January 16, 2020 our Citronella was revised to increase the flashpoint, so this fragrance can be shipped by air. The original strength and fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.

Keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay with our Citronella fragrance oil. A top note of lemon peel adds a boost of citrus to the lemongrass heart. This camphoraceous scent performs well in soy wax, resulting in strong citronella candles that don’t just smell great, but help deter mosquitoes, too. Citronella candles are great for picnics, campsites, and backyard barbecues. This green and herbal scent is both refreshing and functional.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including citronella, eucalyptus, and geranium.

Note Profile:
Top: Lemon Peel
Middle: Lemongrass, Camphor
Base: Powder

Suggested Colors: Yellow, Golden Honey
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0.01% - 2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 208 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; Up to 25%

*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None None None

Lye Water Temperature 100ºF
Oil temperature 100ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This was very slow to come to a light trace and was very easy to work with. After 24 hours, there was no sign of discoloration or of the soap going through a gel phase. The scent was very strong. After 30 days, there is no discoloration and the scent remains very strong. This would be an ideal fragrance to do more complex swirls or design techniques that require a slow trace.

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(based upon 8 reviews)


this citronella is spot on as fast as we can make them they are flying off the self ordered 5lb think I should have got more


Love this scent! This is exactly what I was looking for.

Love It!

Made a large batch of citronella candles (w a small amount of eucalyptus & peppermint scent I got as a free sample!) for mosquito repellent to sell this summer, and it smells amazing! Will be lighting one tomorrow to see how well it works:)


This is totally spot on! Can't wait to make a few candles with this scent this summer. Its perfect for repelling mosquitos!

Barbara T.
The real deal!

Definitely smells like citronella! Amazing cold throw! I haven't burned it yet waiting for the summer when the mosquitoes come out lol!

Kandles By Kilman

Just made a batch of citronella candles for outside summer use. I used harmony blend paraffin wax and liquid dye. They look great! The smell is exactly right for repelling bugs and mosquitos.

Mosquito Repellent

Smells like mosquito repellent because that's what it is! Excited about a healthier option for repelling those pesky bugs.

No no no

Smells like mosquito repellent 🤢