Citronella Essential Oil

aka Citronella Java Essential Oil, Citronella Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil

Citronella Essential Oil

aka Citronella Java Essential Oil, Citronella Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil


For centuries, Citronella Essential Oil has been a natural medicinal remedy and a food ingredient in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

It is traditionally used as a flavoring agent in culinary applications, a soothing agent for pain, infections, rashes, and inflammation, a non-toxic insect-repelling agent, a natural and fragrant household cleaning agent, and an ingredient in perfumery, soaps, detergents, scented candles, and cosmetic products. Citronella Oil continues to be valued and applied for its cleansing, disinfecting, freshening, and deodorizing properties.

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Product Details

Blends With: Bergamot, Lavender, Marjoram, Geranium, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Ginger, Grapefruit, and Lemon essential oils

Color: Pale yellow to yellowish brown

Specific gravity (20ºC): 0,875 to 0,895

Optical rotation (20ºC): -5° to 0º

Refractive index (20ºC): 1,460 to 1.480

Main component: Geraniol: 19 to 25%; Citronellal: 31 to 39%; Geranial: 0 to 11%; Citronellol: 8.5 to 13%; Citronellyl acetate: 2 to 4%.


The following highlights its many benefits and the kinds of activity it is believed to show:

  • COSMETIC: Deodorant, Anti-microbial, Anti-bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Stimulant, Tonic, Diaphoretic, Antioxidant, Vermifuge.
  • ODOROUS: Deodorant, Insect Repellent, Anti-microbial, Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, Stomachic, Stimulant, Vermifuge, Relaxant, Antioxidant.
  • MEDICINAL: Diuretic, Febrifuge, Fungicidal, Anti-microbial, Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, Stomachic, Stimulant, Tonic, Vermifuge.
harvest citronella essential oil in vietnam


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus

Origin: Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang, Vietnam

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Appearance: Pale yellow to Yellowish brown

Expected Output: 10 tons per year

Ceylon and Java are the two varieties of Citronella from which the essential oil is derived via steam distillation of their fresh leaves.

  • The main chemical constituents of Citronella Ceylon Oil, which is derived from the Cymbopogon nardus botanical, are Geraniol, Camphene, Limonene, Methyl isoeugenol, Geranyl acetate, Borneol, Citronellal, and Citronellol.

  • The main chemical constituents of Citronella Java Oil, which is derived from the Andropogon nardus botanical, are Citronellal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, and Geranyl acetate.