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Citronella Oil

Description

Extracted from the grass of Citronella plant. There are two types of Citronella: Ceylon type and Java type where the latter is most important due to high percentages of Citronellal and Geraniol making it an ideal product for toiletry and perfumery applications.


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Uses
The Java type which is extensively used in toiletry, candles, incense and perfumery. Citronella oil has been approved as a natural insect repellant in the USA and it has been reported to be effective in calming barking dogs.

Typical Analysis

Appearance
Liquid
Colour
Pale Yellow
Odour
Citrus
Specific Gravity
0.88
Optical Rotation
-2
Refractive Index
1.4680 - 1.472
Total Geraniol
80 - 90%
Citronellal Content
35-46%

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Packaging
1, 5 and 20 litre bottles. Drums 180 kilos
Storage
Store in tightly closed original container in a dry, cool and well ventilated place
Shelf Life
24 months when stored as advised