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.
Volatile Oil, Tannin and mucilage, citronellot, geraniol, and citronella
Citronella Java blends well with most oils, but specifically well with Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Pine.
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.