Citronella Java has a well rounded lemon citrus scent having a subtle woody aroma. Having the Botanical Name of Cymbopogon Winterianus, the leaves of the plant are steam distilled to extract the oil. Citronella oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java.
Citronella Java is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Java, and it is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent. It is also used in soaps and candles, and has common applications in massage.
Color : Light yellow with Fresh & Sweet odor,
Aroma : Lemon Citrus, though softer then actual lemon
Botanical Name : Cymbopogon winterianus
Country of Origin : Central Nepal
Solubility : Soluble in 0.8 to 1.5 vol. of 80% alcohol