Citronella Oil Organic – Cosmetic

Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus

Plant part: Herb


CAS: 91771-61-8

EINECS: 294-954-7

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Organic Certified

Cosmetic Ingredient

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SKU: 3025-1-S Category:


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

Special Characteristics: Organic citronella essential oil is a yellow liquid. It has a strong characteristic bitter scent, accompanied by a pronounced lemon aroma. The essential oil easily dissolves in alcohol (1:2 ethanol), vegetable oils, and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble 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 organic citronella essential oil have some 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. Organic citronella essential oil is applied as an ointment, massage oil, room fragrance, and in bath formulations. It is also known for its potent insect-repellent properties. Hence, it is used in insect repellent sprays (body sprays, ointments) or in similar aromatic candles, room deodorizers, and incenses.

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

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

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


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