Name Citronella Essential Oil Java
Category Essential Oils
Species Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt., fam. Poaceae
Method Steam distilled
Cymbopogon winterianus, Citronella Essential Oil Java extracted by steam distillation of fresh plants whose main components are citronellal, geraniol, geranyl acetate and limonene as the chief constitutents, with geraniol and citronellal higher in concentrations.
Citronella Essential Oil Java odor is fresh and sweet with slightly woody dry notes. The aroma is attributed to citronellal and geraniol. Sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene alcohols like elemol also affect the aroma. Citronella is used extensively in the soap industry.