Citronella Oil (Java)

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Citronella Oil Information

Citronella oil is extracted using steam distillation from the leaves and stem of the citronella plant.

Citronella oil is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon (lemongrass). The oil is widely used extensively as a source of perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol and geraniol. These chemicals find extensive use in soap, candles and incense, perfumery, cosmetic and flavouring industries throughout the world.


We are identified as one of the most famous Citronella Essential Oil Manufacturer, Exporter & Wholesale Supplier from India. Our Pure Citronella Oil is processed by the steam distillation of the grass Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt. The Natural Citronella Oil is also considered ideal for the manufacturing of mosquito repellent lotion, aroma candles, flavors, white phenyl, pharma and many more. Also citronella oil is an effective repellent for body louse and head louse.

 

Citronella oil, an essential oil, possesses activating and warming qualities both physically and mentally.The aroma is said to be like its relatives lemongrass and palmarosa. However, citronella oil is overlooked in aromatherapy because of its association with insect repellency. When citronella oil is diluted properly in a base oil and is applied to skin, it produces a mild sensation of warmth – which relieves painful muscles and joints. Mentally, the aroma of citronella oil may help with nervous fatigue due to its clarifying properties. It can also ease pressure of migraines and headaches. Citronella oil blends well with cedarwood, orange, geranium, lemon and bergamot - however, you should only use essential oils under those specialised in the field. It is safer to consult a qualified aromatherapist if ever in doubt.

The Java citronella oil is one of the most widely used perfume oils and is often used as a starting point for perfume materials, as its constituents citronellal and geraniol are important and widely used perfume building blocks. 

 

Citronella oil is not only of benefit in its use as an insecticide, but its antiseptic properties make it a great boon when wishing to clear a sickroom. It also has an excellent effect on clearing the mind. It may be used for combating excessive perspiration and for balancing oily skin, as well as fighting intestinal parasites and bringing down fever.

 

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Citronella Oil Grass

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Citronella Oil Properties

The therapeutic properties of java citronella oil are an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic, and vermifuge substance.

Citronella Oil Uses

1. Insect Repellent
2. Pain Reducer
3. Stress Reducer
4. Digestive Aid
5. Detoxification Enhancer
6. Natural Perfume
7. Muscle Relaxant
8. Kitchen Cleaner
9. Natural Skin Care Remedy
10. Pet Controller
11. Natural Shampoo and Conditioner

 Citronella Oil Specification

Botanical Name Cymbopogon winterianus
Appearance Clear to pale yellow liquid
Country of origin India
Extraction Method Steam Distillation
Part Use Grass
Consistency Thin
Specific gravity @ 20°C 0.885
Refractive index @ 20°C 1.4770
Shelf Life 02 - 03 Years ( If Storage Properly)
Storage store in cool, dry places
Odor Strong citrus-type odor
Citronellal 38.23%
Citronellol 14.88%
Geraniol 22.80%
Solubility Soluble in alcohol; insoluble in water

 

Citronella Essential Oil Recipes (How To Use):

Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

    30 drops geranium essential oil
    30 drops citronella essential oil
    20 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
    20 drops lavender essential oil
    10 drops rosemary essential oil
    1 Tablespoon vodka or rubbing alcohol
    1/2 cup Natural Witch Hazel
    1/2 cup water (or vinegar)
    1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (optional)

 

Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray

Makes 4 ounces
2 ounces distilled or boiled water
1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka
30 drops citronella essential oil
25 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops tea tree essential oil
1 teaspoon of jojoba oil 

Some more recipes...

Citronella Oil Safety Advice

Citronella oil is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The EPA also considers oil of citronella safe, as it has very little or no toxicities. If ingested, the major compounds of citronella are eliminated through urination.


Pregnant women should be careful with using citronella oil, as their skin is extra sensitive during those nine months. One research found that there was a loss of spontaneous contractions in the uterus upon the in vitro use of citronella oil. While citronella may be used cautiously as a fragrance during this time, it is important to consult a physician first.

Also, citronella oil should not be used on babies and young children due to their delicate skin. Parents should also be careful when administering the oil near the noses of children. Seek the advice of your pediatrician before using citronella oil on your children.

Essential Oil Safety... 

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)