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Citronella Fragrance Oil CAS 8000-29-1

Molecular Formula: N/A

Formula Weight: 0

ZSpharmac: Citronella Fragrance Oil Supplier

Product Name: Citronella Fragrance Oil
CAS No: 8000-29-1
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Citronella Fragrance Oil
Other Names:Diethanolamine
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:White Crystal or Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:203-868-0
Provide:Citronella Fragrance Oil MSDS;
Citronella Fragrance Oil COA

What is Citronella Fragrance Oil?

Citronella is a herbaceous plant belonging to the genus Cymbopogon of the grass family (Gramineae). The whole plant has the fragrance of lemon, and can extract Citronella Fragrance Oil, which can be used in food or in the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, soaps and spices, etc., and has the functions of green health care, health preservation, and skin care. There are two main varieties of citronella: Java citronella, scientific name (Cymbopogon winterianus) Jowitt; mainly produced in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Haiti, Taiwan and Hainan Island in China. The scientific name of Sri Lankan citronella is Cymbopogon navbus Rendel. Mainly grown in Sri Lanka. Gramineae Citronella, perennial herb. Cut the upper part of citronella grass, use fresh grass or dry grass to prepare essential oil by steam distillation, and the oil yield is 0.4% to 1.2%. The world produces more than 5,000 tons per year, and China accounts for half of the total output. There are mainly nine varieties of citronella in my country, which are divided into six types according to their essential oil components, I: Citronella Fragrance Oil type, II: Maple Grass Oil type, III: Smelly Grass Oil type, IV: Rose Vanilla or Ginger Grass oil type, V: wild citronella oil type, VI: green citronella oil type. Type I: Citronella oil type, with vanillin and geraniol as the main components; Type II: Maplegrass oil, with citral as the main component; Type III: Skunk oil, with spicy menthone as the main component; Type IV : rose vanilla or ginger grass oil, mainly composed of geraniol and geraniol acetate; type V: wild citronella oil, mainly composed of methyl eugenol; type VI: green citronella oil type, mainly composed of kudzu ketone and menthone. The types of citronella oil include Xishuangbanna citronella oil, Yunnan Dali citronella oil and so on. Citronella Fragrance Oil in different regions contains different active ingredients and contents, and the curative effect as a traditional Chinese medicine is also different. Due to the different extraction methods, the components of the extracts are also different, and the curative effects as medicines are also different.

Citronella Fragrance Oil, also known as vanilla oil or succulent oil, is an essential oil that can be obtained by steam distillation from the whole grass of citronella. As a natural spice, citronella oil can not only give food a unique taste and smell but also have antibacterial and fresh-keeping effects. It has great potential to be developed as a new type of natural food additive. However, the antibacterial mechanism of citronella oil needs further study, and the synergistic effect between Citronella Fragrance Oil and other fresh-keeping agents or fresh-keeping technologies (vacuum packaging, modified atmosphere packaging, irradiation, etc.) needs to be further clarified and confirmed.

Citronella Fragrance Oil Property

Boiling point 

222 °C(lit.)


0.897 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.471(lit.)


195 °F

storage temp. 




The Function and Application of Citronella Fragrance Oil

Citronella Fragrance Oil is one of the important natural fragrances. In spices, it is mainly used in soaps and detergents, and also in detergents and insecticides. But the main purpose is to isolate citronellal and geraniol from citronella oil to further synthesize hydroxycitronellal, rose alcohol, citral, ionone, vitamin A, etc.

1. Antibacterial agent: Citronella Fragrance Oil has a broad-spectrum antibacterial effect. Among bacteria, Citronella Fragrance Oil has a better inhibitory effect on Gram-positive bacteria than Gram-negative bacteria, among which the inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus is the best, followed by Bacillus subtilis, and the weakest is Escherichia coli. There are significant differences in the sensitivity of bacteria to citronella oil; among the fungi, the inhibitory effect on Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the strongest, and the inhibitory effect on Rhizopus is the weakest. Sensitivity is similar. Among the bacteria, citronella oil had the strongest inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus, with an MIC of 0.20 μL/mL; the weakest inhibitory effect on Escherichia coli, with an MIC of 3.12 L/mL. Among the fungi, Saccharomyces cerevisiae was the most sensitive to Citronella Fragrance Oil, and when the concentration was 0.25 μL/mL, it grew aseptically on the plate; followed by Mucor, Penicillium, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger, all of which had MICs of 0.50 μL/mL; The essential oil had little inhibitory effect on Rhizopus, and its MIC was 1.00 μL/mL. Lemongrass oil has a good fresh-keeping effect on fresh pork. Under the condition of 30℃, the total number of bacteria and pH of pork showed that the pork was at the level of fresh meat on the 3rd day, and it was in the state of sub-fresh meat on the 5th day; at 4℃, the total number of bacteria and pH of pork were at the level of Within the standard range of fresh meat, it was at the level of sub-fresh meat on the 21st day.

2. Preparation of soap: a soap formula containing Citronella Fragrance Oil, including the following raw materials in parts by weight, 30-60 parts of soap base, 5-15 parts of perilla essential oil, 8-21 parts of sodium cocoate, 9 parts of sodium palmitate -29 parts, 8-17 parts of edible ethanol, 2-10 parts of citronella oil, 5-15 parts of shea butter. The beneficial effect of the present invention is: the scented soap with scientific formula, good cleansing effect, obvious bactericidal effect and no stimulation to skin.

3. Anti-cancer effect: The main component of Citronella Fragrance Oil extract is β-elemene, which does not contain bourbonene. The anti-cancer extract extracted from Citronella Fragrance Oil in Xishuangbanna, the main component is β-elemene. Contains bourbonene. Pharmacological tests have confirmed that bourbonene has higher anticancer activity than elemene, and increases the cancer spectrum against gastric cancer. Elemene has no obvious curative effect on gastric cancer. Anticancer extracts containing bourbonene have Efficient tumor suppressor.

Preparation of Citronella Fragrance Oil

Production Process of Citronella Fragrance Oil

At present, the extraction method of Citronella Fragrance Oil is mainly steam distillation. Due to the high temperature of this method, it is easy to decompose some heat-sensitive components, and the energy consumption is high, and the temperature is difficult to control, resulting in low oil yield. Supercritical CO2 fluid extraction technology is a new technology integrating extraction, separation and concentration. It has the advantages of low operating temperature, non-toxicity, strong specificity, high efficiency and simple operation. Stability and safety, while no pollution to the environment. Therefore, supercritical CO2 extraction technology has been widely used in food, medicine and cosmetics and other fields.

The supercritical fluid extraction steps of Citronella Fragrance Oil are as follows: take citronella medicinal material, dry at low temperature, pulverize, and pass through a 20-mesh sieve. Accurately weigh 200g of medicinal powder in the extraction kettle, cool down the CO2 in the condenser, and heat the extraction kettle and the separation kettle at the same time. After the system reaches the set temperature, pressurize the system. After reaching the set pressure Adjust the CO2 flow rate to 30 kg/h, start cyclic extraction, keep constant temperature and pressure, and collect citronella oil from the outlets of separation kettle 1 and 2 after reaching the specified time. Finally, the optimal process conditions were determined as follows: the extraction pressure was 15 MPa, the extraction temperature was 45°C, and the extraction time was 90 min. The process conditions are stable and feasible through repeated experiment verification. According to the optimal process conditions, the average yield of citronella oil extracted by supercritical fluid is 2.25%, and the properties of Citronella Fragrance Oil are grey-green viscous liquid. Using steam distillation, the average yield of citronella oil is 1%, and the color is red. The yield of citronella oil prepared by the supercritical extraction method is significantly higher than that of the steam distillation method. In the process of preparing citronella oil by steam distillation, the color of citronella oil gradually changes from initially colorless to final red, indicating that the chemical composition of Citronella Fragrance Oil changes during the distillation process. In addition, the color of the compounds prepared by the two methods is different, indicating that the chemical components contained are somewhat different, and the difference in chemical components needs to be further studied.

About Products:
If you need Citronella Fragrance Oil as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, and we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Citronella Fragrance Oil producer and supplier, our company,ZSpharmacWill provide Citronella Fragrance Oil raw materials to customers all over the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has been adhering to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, customer first”, and has won unanimous praise from domestic and foreign customers.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
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About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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