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Citronella Essential Ceylon Oil

Citronella Essential Ceylon Oil
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The genus Cymbopogon belongs to the family Poaceae, which is widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and America. This genus is famous for its high content of essential oils, which have been used for cosmetics, pharmaceutics, and perfumery applications. Cymbopogon nardus (L.)Rendle, popularly known as citronella, native to Ceylon is one of the Cymbopogon species. The essential oil obtained from the leaves of Cymbopogon nardus is commonly used as an insect repellent. Many Studies have shown the antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal activities of this oil. Furthermore, a higher cytotoxic activity of Cymbopogon nardus L. essential oils on human epidermic cell line HaCaT was demonstrated. Thus, the essential oil of Cymbopogon nardus could be quite suitable as an active component in pharmaceutical formulations for skin treatment and its damages repairing. Moreover, Cymbopogon essential oil can be used for the control of foodborne pathogenic bacteria in the food industry.


Citronella oil comes from the Asian grass plant known as Cymbopogon nardus. It’s most commonly used as a natural fragrant oil, in insect repellents, as well as in beauty, household and perfume products. According to dozens of clinical studies, pure citronella oil is an antiseptic, antimicrobial and antifungal treatment. The most popular use for citronella is as a constituent in homemade or commercially sold insect repellents, since it naturally repels mosquitos and other bugs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers citronella to be a “biopesticide” that has a nontoxic mode of action against insects.



Botanical Name:  Cymbopogon nardus L.(Andropogon nardus L)
Common name:  Ceylon, citronella, citronella grass, geranium grass,nardus grass
Plant family:  Poaceae
Genus:  Cymbopogon
Appearance/Color: A clear light yellow to brownish liquid
Odor: A top note of medium aroma, citronella has a well-rounded lemony scent, through it is much softer and has subtle wood tones.
Blends With: Bergamot, orange, cedarwood, geranium, lemon, lavender and pine.
Origin Sri Lanka
Source Leaves
Method of Extraction Steam Distillation

Technical Analysis

Key Constituents Strength (%)
Citronellal 24.8-52.8
Geraniol 21.1-28.5
()-citronellol 8.9-12.5
Elemol 2.2-5.16
(P)-limonene 02.4-4.5
Geranyl acetate 2.8-4.1
b-Elemene 1.8-3.1
Eugenol 1.2-2.4
g-cadinene 1.17-2.3
Citronellyl acetate 02.10-2.0
T-amorphol 0.8-1.5
d-cadinene 0.4-1.3
Linalool 0.4-1.2
Methyl-eugenol 0-0.011

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