What is citronella essential oil?
Citronella oil is produced from the stems and leaves of two species of grass belonging to the Cymbopogon family – Java and Ceylon. Java-type of citronella essential oil is commonly used in the perfume industry because of the presence of higher proportions of Citronellal and Geraniol in it.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus / Cymbopogon winterianus
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Constituents: Citronellal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, and others.
java citronella uses:
- Citronella essential oil is widely used as a mosquito repellent.
- This oil is also used in aromatherapy to uplift mood and relaxation.
- This oil also helps in hair and skincare. Therefore widely used in the cosmetic industry.