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The aroma of Citronella "Ceylon -type" is floral, green and grassy.
Common Name: Citronella "Ceylon-Type"
Plant Part: Leaf
Form: Essential Oil
Family: Poaceae (Graminae).
Synonyms: Andropogon nardus L., de Jong, lenabatu, lenabatu pengiri
Origin: Native to Sri Lanka.
Botanical Description: Tufted, aromatic perennial grasses, with long narrow leaves and numerous stems arising from short, rhizomatous roots.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh, partially dried grass and varies in color from yellow to brownish yellow mobile liquid. Yield 0.5 to 1.4%.
Aroma Profile: The top note of Citronella is fresh, grassy and lemon-like. The middle note is rich, citrol and grassy. The dry out note is faintly grassy and lemon-like.
Major Constituents: Geraniol up to 60%, citronellal up to 15%, citronellol up to 10%, limonene, camphene
Common Adulterants: Synthetic geraniol
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: vitalizing, cleansing, purifying, refreshing
Blends Well With: Geranium, bergamot, lemon, orange, cedarwood, pine, jasmine
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant. Mild skin irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: The aroma of Citronella "Ceylon -type" is floral, green and grassy.