Citronella Java Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Plant Part: Gum
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: Citronella oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon winterianus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height.
Colour: Yellow Brown
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Citronella Java blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.
Aromatic Scent: Citronella Java has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones.
History: Citronella Java essential oil was one of the worlds dominant insect repellents before the introduction of DDT. Recent history has indicated that Citronella is once again becoming the product of choice for health concious customers.