Citronella Essential Oil
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Citronella Essential Oil

Product Details: Citronella oil, 100% pure natural
Aroma: citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt
CAS No.: 106-22-9
Molecular Formula: C10H20O
Molecular weight: 156.27
Density: 0.894~0.910
Refractive index: 1.466~1.473
Origin: Jiangxi, China
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Plant Part Used: Grass
Crop Season: May to June
Ingredients: citronellal, geraniol
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Citronella essential oil description

Citronella oil is also known as vanilla oil or male cut flower oil. It is extracted from the whole grass of lemongrass by steam distillation. It is a light yellow liquid. It has a strong fragrance of mountain pepper. The main components are citronellal, geraniol and citronellol. It is used to extract citronellal and to synthesize hydroxycitronellal, geraniol and menthol. It can also be used as insecticide, mosquito repellent and soap perfume.

Citronella essential oil function and application

1. It is mainly used in soap, detergent, mosquito repellent and other daily-use chemicals for flavoring. Use different doses according to the need, the general dosage is 0.5 to 4%.

2. Mainly used for the separation of citronellal and geraniol, and further synthesis of citronellol, hydroxycitronellol, rose alcohol, menthol and other important fragrances.

3. Can also be used in small quantities for the preparation of edible flavors.  


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