Citronella Oil Natural
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Mode of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Main Constituents: Geraniol, citronellal, limonene, citronelol, dipentene and linalool
Description: Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow liquid
Organoleptic properties: Pleasant citrus odor
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water soluble in 10 volumes of 80% alcohol
Use: As perfume, insect repellent
Storage: Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
Extraction: It is extracted by the process of Steam Distillation.
Essential Oil Information: Citronella oil is extracted by the steam distillation of finely chopped fresh, dried or part-dried grass. It is native to Sri Lanka and Java. This aromatic perennial grows about 1 meter (3 feet) high and is a popular ingredient in wax candles, as an insect repellant, and is also widely used in perfumes, soaps, skin lotions and deodorants.
Oil Properties: This oil is light yellow in color with Fresh & Sweet smell.
Uses: It is used as an insect repellent. It is best used in a spray, a diffuser or on a cotton ball amongst linen. It is also useful in ridding cats and dogs of fleas. It helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It also has deodorizing qualities.
Blend well with: Bergamot, geranium, lemon, orange, lavender and pine.
Summary: Citronella has a well rounded lemon citrus scent having a subtle woody aroma. Citronella oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is extracted by the process of Steam Distillation. It is used as an insect repellant.
Precautions: This oil may irritate sensitive skin and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.