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

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 property

Citronella oil is a pale yellow to pale brown clear liquid. Java citronella oil has a relative density of 0.880~0.895 and a refractive index of 1.466~1.473; The relative density of Sri Lanka citronella oil is 0.894~0.910, and the refractive index is 1.479~1.487. The main ingredients are citronellal, geraniol, citronellol, citral, citronellene, etc. It has a strong smell of grass.

Citronella essential oil nutritive value

Citronella oil can directly extract citronellal, citronellol and geraniol, which are also the main natural sources of these three spices. Generally, Java citronella oil contains 35-40% citronellal, 20-25% citronellol, 15-20% citronellol, and about 5% citronellate acetate and citronellate acetate. Because the boiling points of citronellol and geraniol are relatively close, and they are both rose fragrance, natural citronellol always contains a lot of geraniol, and natural geraniol always contains a lot of citronellol. The part of citronellal extracted directly by distillation is sold as "crude rose alcohol", which can be used to prepare some low-grade daily essence, especially incense essence.

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.