Scientific Name: Cistus Iadaniferous
Country of Origin: France
Synonyms: Andropogen nardus, Sri Lanka citronella, Lenabatu citronella
Plant Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Plant Parts Used: Cut grass
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Yellowy-brown mobile liquid
Dominant Note(s): Top
Aroma: Slightly sweet and lemony
Main Constituents: Mainly geraniol (up to 45% in Java oil), citronellal (up to 50% in Java oil) with geranyl acetate, limonene and camphene among others. The Sri Lanka variety contains more monoterpene hydrocarbons.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cajuput, Eucalyptus, Geranium, lavender, Neroli, peppermint, Petitgrain, Sage, Ylang Ylang
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant, may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Avoid during pregnancy.