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Citronella thrives well under the tropical and subtropical conditions. It requires abundant moisture and sunshine for good growth. A good rainfall of about 2000-2500mm well spread over the year and high atmospheric humidity, appear to influence the growth of the plant, yield and quality of the oil favorably.

Citronella Oil

  • Citronella oil is one of the industrially important essential oils obtained from different species of Cymbopogon.
  • The oil is widely used in perfumery, soaps, detergents, industrial polishes, cleaning compounds and other industrial  products.
  • Citronella Oil is classified in trade into two types: Ceylon citronella oil which is extracted from Cymbopogon nardus Rendle and Java citronella oil obtained from Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt.
  • The main difference between these oils is the proportion of geraniol and citronellal.
  • The high proportion of geraniol and
    citronellal in Java type oil makes it an important source of various derivatives like citronellol
    and hydroxycitronellal, which are extensively, used in compounding high grade perfumes.
  • Citronella oil can be extracted from the leaves of the plant by steam or water distillation.
  • The demand for citronella oil has been affected by synthetic isolates produced from turpentine oil and the oil from Eucalyptus citriodora.
  • There is still a widespread preference for citronella oil because of its unique olfactory and stable technical properties, which are vital in blending perfumes and compounding industrially important essences.
  • The leading exporters are China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Argentina and Brazil.
  • The leading citronella oil importing countries in USA, Japan, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands.
  • Plants, botany & Pictures
  • Cymbopogon nardus
  • Chemistry of citronella explained briefly
  • Citronella Oil - detailed specifications
Technology, Patents & Consultants
  • Cultivation & Extraction technology source
  • Cultivation Economics - overview
  • Essential Oil Technology offer
  • Small Scale Production of Essential Oils
  • Steam Distillation - Essential Oils
  • Technological know-how to supply of Plant & Machinery
  • Soil & Climate
  • Pictures with factory producing citronella Oil
  • Aromatic and Medicinal Plants - Cultivation and Processing - Java Citronella
  • US Patent application
  • Supplier of steam distillation plants & Consultants
The Industry Profile
  • Citronella Oil Industry - Challenges & Breakthroughs 
  • Commercialization of aromatic and medicinal plants in Nepal - citronella including
  • Citronella oil production in Vietnam
  • Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African
    Plant Products (ASNAPP) project
  • Buyers, Exporters - trade leads
  • Global Distributor
  • Exporter Profile
  • Products in the Market
  • Citronella cures head lice
  • Citronella as insecticides
  • Animal Feed
  • Stopping dogs from barking - using citronella
Citronella : India Information
  • Cultivation, Processing , Technology offer & Contacts

Regulatory Issues

  • Safety report on Citronella essential oil
  • Proposed Phase-out of Citronella-Based Personal Insect Repellents
  • Pesticides re registration in USA
  • Re-evaluation of Citronella Oil
Products & Company Profiles
  • Manufacturer & exporters   Citronella Oil
  • New Zealand Company citronella oil safety data 
  • Chinese Company
  • US Company
  • Company & its insecticides product
  • Kerala company profile
  • Company & safety data
  • Nepal company supplying citronella oil
  • Indonesian origin - Certificate of Analysis
  • Geraniol
  • Importance of Geranoil
  • Geranyl Esters
  • Ultra International
Articles of  Interest
  • Terpenes and their Derivatives
  • Citronella ants - nothing to do with citronella
  • Horticulture information leaflet
  • The activity of citronella oil on aflatoxin  production and growth of Aspergillus flavus
  • The Adulteration of Essential Oils - and the Consequences to Aromatherapy & Natural Perfumery Practice.
  • Publications
 Useful Links
  • Latest News
  • Questions & Answers
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