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Citronella

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Organic
  • Essential oil

Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt

Commercial name: Organic Essential Oil of Citronella
Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus jowitt
Origin: India/Nepal
Processing method: Steam distillation of partially wilted leaves.
Organic status: EU and NOP

INCI name: Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil
EINECS-CAS: 91771-61-8
Alternative CAS: 8000-29-1
EC: 294-954-7
REACH registration number: 01-2120741487-48-0012

Odour: strong, lemony, herbaceous.
Appearance: clear to yellow liquid.

Relative density (20°C): 0.876 to 0.927
Refractive index (20°C): 1.467 to 1.477
Optical rotation (20°C): -5° to +0°
Flash point: 81°C (closed cup)

Geraniol: 40% to 60%
Citronellal: 3% to 18%
Geranial: 5% to 12%
Citronellol: 2% to 11%
Limonene: 2% to 6%
Citronellyl Acetate: 0.5% to 3%

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