Citronella Oil has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones. Citronella Essential Oil has chemical constituents which credit it as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, tonic and as a stimulant. However, most people will associate it with its insecticidal and bug-repellent properties as many commercial repellents contain Citronella, often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant-smelling and natural insect repellent. It is also used in soaps and candles, and has applications in massage to help with minor infections, and combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair.