Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle
Kosher certified

Citronnella Essential oil Sri Lanka

Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle
Botanical family : Poaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial parts
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8000-29-1
INCI : Cymbopogon nardus oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Citral like

In the middle of the plant

Citronella is a grass native to India and Ceylon. Nicknamed “citron grass” or “West Indian lemongrass” because of the leaves’ powerful lemony scent, it is often confused with melissa or verbena. Citronella is an evergreen plant that forms dense tufts of smooth stems. The long, fragrant leaves are narrow, linear, and stiff. The essential oil is extracted from plants grown in Sri Lanka. They have a life expectancy of six to eight years and reach their maximum essential-oil yield the third and fourth years. Citronella plants are cut with a sickle and gathered in bundles before being transported to distilleries. The resulting essential oil has a fresh herbaceous fragrance with a citral-like note.

Citronella grows in the tropical and semi-tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and America. It was imported into Europe in the 17th century by English, French, and Dutch navigators in the wake of perfumery materials with rose-like notes, like rose geranium and palmarosa. Its delicate citrus scent comes from the citral molecule, a substance also present in lemon zest. Citronella, used as an ingredient in Asian cuisine, compliments many traditional dishes from Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. The plant became popular in these countries is because, in the past, real lemons were very hard to come by.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Light yellow to light yellow-brown limpid mobile liquid
Constituents Geraniol, Limonene, methyl-isoeugenol, camphene


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary