CITRONELLA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

CITRONELLA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen. Citronella Fragrance was the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS)’s Contact Allergen of the Year for 2007, and fragrance mix (which contains geraniol, which is in citronella oil) is a standard addition in patch test trays because it is such a common contact allergen. Often used as an a natural mosquito repellent option, citronella itself (a cousin of …