Citronella

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Citronella, Java, Cymbopogen nardus

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Citronella
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.

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