Jiangxi Baicao Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

香茅油 Citronella oil


【Product Name】 Citronella Oil

【Botanical Name】 Cymbopogon Winterianus
【CAS #】 8000-29-1
【Plant Part】 Leaves
【Extraction Method】 Steam Distilled
【Country of Origin】China
Packing50kg, 180kg/drum in galvanized steel drum.

1. Appearance: light yellow to yellow clear liquid

2. Odour: with a strong sweet grass aroma

3. Relative density: 0.880~0.893

4. Refractive index: 1.4670~1.4730

5. Optical rotaiton: -5° ~ 0°

6. Solubility:  easy soluble in 95% ethanol

7. Content: citronellal 32-40%;citronellol 9-18 %;geraniol 20~25%

8.total assay of alcohol:85%minimum(Calculated as geraniol)


It 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 Java blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.
Citronella Java is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Java, and it is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent. It is also used in soaps and candles, and has common applications in massage.