Citronella Essential oil
Description: Citronella oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the freshly cut or partially dried grasses of Cymbopogon winterianus (Lemongrass). Citronella oil is often used as an insect repellent, but is also useful in soaps, perfumes, aromatherapy, cosmetics and candle making. Fresh lemon-like scent. Pale yellow liquid. Oil-soluble.
INCI Name: Cymbopogon Winterianus (citronella) oil
- Widely used in aromatherapy and as insect repellent
- Provides a typical citrus note in fragrances
- Has some anti-microbial effects and can therefore be used cleansing products
Use: Can be added to formulas as is, add to the oil phase or at the end of the formulating process. Use level 1-5%.
Applications: Insect repellent products, creams, lotions, ointments, bath oils, soaps, cleansers.
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Raw material source: Dried grasses of Cymbopogon winterianus
Manufacture: Obtained by steam distillation of the freshly cut or partially dried grasses of Cymbopogon winterianus. This is known as the "Java" type of citronella essential oil.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: Not tested for GMOs, but unlikely to contain GMOs
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components