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100% Pure Nature Citronella Oil/ Lemongrass Oil
Citronella Oil Description:
Citronella oil is extracted from Cymbopogon nardus (also known as Andropogon nardus) and is of the Graminae (Poaceae) family. Although this essential oil has been typecast as an insect repellant (especially for malaria carrying mosquitoes), it also has great benefit in clearing the mind, refreshing rooms and for softening skin, while combating oily skin and sweaty feet.
Citronella oil is extracted from a hardy grass, native to Sri Lanka and Java. This aromatic perennial grows about 1meter (3 feet) high and is a popular ingredient in wax candles, as an insect repellant, and is also widely used in perfumes, soaps, skin lotions and deodorants.
Citronella oil is extracted by the steam distillation of finely chopped fresh, dried or part-dried grass.
Citronella Oil Details:
Specific Gravity at 20 ℃
Refractive index at 20 ℃
Optical rotation at 20 ℃
-5 ℃ ~ 0 ℃
Citronella Oil Application:
1. Citronella oil is usually used to extract citronellal which can be synthesised into
hydroxycitroellal, geraniol and menthol.
2. Citronella oil used extensively as a source of perfumery chemicals such as citronellal,
citronellol and geraniol.
3. It is widely used as an insect repellent, have driving the mosquito effect.
4. The US Food & Drug Administration consider citronella oil as generally recognized as safe