Citronella Oil – Cosmetic

Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus

Plant part: Herb


CAS: 91771-61-8

EINECS: 294-954-7

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Cosmetic Ingredient

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Description: Citronella essential oil is obtained from the leaves of Maha Pengiri (citronella grass, Cymbopogon winteranius) through the process of steam distillation. The yield of essential oil from the plant mass ranges between 0.5 and 1.2%.

Specific Characteristics: Citronella essential oil is a yellow liquid. It has a strong, characteristic bitter smell, accompanied by an intense lemon aroma. The essential oil dissolves easily in alcohol (1:2 ethanol), vegetable oils, and other essential oils. It almost does not dissolve in water. The main components of organic citronella essential oil are geraniol, citronellal, limonene, and citronellol. In smaller quantities, it also contains borneol, geranyl acetate, methyl eugenol, and linalool.

Applications: The components of citronella essential oil have several medicinal properties. For a long time, the oil and parts of the plant have been used as a treatment for fever, intestinal parasites, digestive, and menstrual problems in Asia. Citronella essential oil is applied as an ointment, massage oil, room fragrance, and in bath formulations. It is also known for its strong insect repellent properties. Therefore, it is used in insect repellent sprays (body sprays, ointments), as well as in similar scented candles, room deodorants, and incense.

In the cosmetics industry, citronella essential oil creates fresh fragrances, lovely aromatic creams, and soaps. It is also added to household cleaning products such as laundry powders, detergents, or window cleaners. Room deodorants containing citronella essential oil are also said to repel unpleasant odors such as smoke, fish, or sweat.

In aromatherapy, citronella essential oil provides a relaxing and calming effect.

CAUTION: ALWAYS use diluted in a carrier oil or other solvent.


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