Name: Citronella Java
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Main Constituents: Geraniol: 18 - 25%, Citronellol: 8 - 14%, Citronellal: 31 - 40%
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Part of Plant: Leaves
Description & Colour: Light yellow to brownish liquid
Aromatic Summary: With subtle wood tones, Citronella has an all-around lemony scent.
Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container
Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid During Pregnancy.
Usage: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicidal, stomachic, and tonic. With its powerful lemon-like aroma, citronella is a familiar component in outdoor sprays as a natural insect repellent and is used in sprays, soaps, and candles. Astringent and cleansing, citronella is also useful for oily, blemished skin and large pores. It can be irritating, so be sure to dilute properly.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, and Pine.
Citronella oil is derived from tall (around 3ft), perennial grass. Native to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Java, the plant is grown in hot-weather climates. The amount of oil the plants contain is determined by the age of the grass. Younger plants contain less, while the more mature grass contains more oil. Fresh grass also contains more oil than dry grass.
This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always we recommend testing all products.