|Commercial name||Citronella oil Java type|
|Botanical name||Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt|
|Plant part||Aerial parts|
Citronella oil type Java
This aromatic perennial grows about 1meter (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. It is extracted from a hardy grass, native to Sri Lanka and Java. Although this essential oil has been typecast as an insect repellant (especially for malaria carrying mosquitoes), it also has great benefit in clearing the mind, refreshing rooms and for softening skin, while combating oily skin and sweaty feet.
The Citronella from Java is characterized by a higher content in citronellal (>30%) and a high content in geraniol (>20%).
Method of extraction Hydrodistillation
Appearance Pale Yellow to Amber
Organoleptic characteristics Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet.
Perfumery note Top
Strength of initial aroma Medium
Main constituents Citronellal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Geranyl acetate, Limonene, Elemol and sesquiterpene alcohols
- Natural insect repellent
|Product description||Product specification||IFRA 48||MSDS|