- Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Nardus
- Brand: KATYANI EXPORTS
- Shelf Life: 2years
- Packaging Size: 1kg,5kg,25kg and 180kg
- Purity: 100% Pure and Natural
- Mode Of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Citronella oil is generally extracted using steam distillation process; using finely chopped fresh, dried or part-dried grass.
|Botanical Name||:||Cymbopogon nardus|
|Common Method Of Extraction||:||Steam Distillation|
|Aroma||:||Slightly sweet, lemony smell|
Citronella oil contains citronellol, , citronellic acid, borneol, nerol, camphene, citral, citronellal, dipentene and limonene.
Ceylon type: Consists of (18-20%), limonene (9-11%), methyl isoeugenol (7-11%), citronellol (6-8%), and citronellal (5-15%).
Java type: Citronellal (32-45%), (11-13%), geranyl acetate (3-8%), limonene (1-4%). Essential Oil Information:
This is a volatile oil and is steam distilled using greenish blue, lemon-scented leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus (Ceylon citronella) or Cymbopogon winteratus (Java type citronella) plants. This essential oil generally contains citronellal and geraniol.
Citronella oil is available in two different categories such as Ceylon citronella oil obtained from Cymbopogon nardus Rendle, (inferior type) and Java citronella oil obtained from Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt, (superior type). Oil Properties:
It is a colorless or light yellow liquid known for its characteristic woody, grassy or lemony odour. Vapours of this oil causes initial stimulation followed by depression of the central nervous system when inhaled. It is also flammable in nature. Uses:
Citronella acts as insect repeller and thus, used in flea collars, bug sprays and candles that keep away mosquitoes and other insects. It is also effective in the treatment of cold, infection and oily complexion. Some other important applications include:
- Provides relieve insomnia
- Preferred for its aromatic and medicinal value
- Used for intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual problems
- Also used for treatment of fever, flu, minor infections, fatigue, headaches, migraine, neuralgia
In short, citronella oil can be used as deodorant, diaphoretic, insecticide, antiseptic, bactericidal, parasitic, tonic and stimulant. Therapeutic Properties:
When ingested in large quantities, citronella oil causes irritation in skin and eye. Mostly, it is not hazardous to humans, if used according to the instructions. Blends Well With:
Citronella oil blends well with lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, cajeput, eucalyptus, rosemary, vanilla and bergamot. Precautions:
Citronella oil is less toxic and thus, bears minimal or no risk to the environment or wildlife. Though it is used as air freshener, its fumes can be potentially toxic to birds. Summary:
This essential oil has slightly sweet and lemony smell and is widely used in perfumery and medicines due to no hazardous impact.Additional Information:
- Production Capacity: 1000kgs
- Packaging Details: 1kg, 5kg, 25kg and 180kg