"Citronella comes from the leaves and stems of lemongrass and has been known for millennia to have many wonderful properties, from repelling insects and fighting fungus, to calming pets and improving skin condition. Honey Candles® Citronella votive is infused with natural citronella oil that has been distilled from the citronella leaves, with a soft subtle scent that doesn't overwhelm the senses like many synthetic fragrances.Essential oils are aromatic liquids extracted from plant parts that carry the plant's unique essence, as well as many of its healthy compounds. Honey Candles® line of essential votives are made with 100% pure beeswax, gently infused with natural and healthy essential oils, hand made in Canada. Using only safe and environmentally-friendly ingredients: no solvents, heavy metals, nor any other toxins commonly found in candles. We think you will appreciate the difference.