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Citronella Oil CAS 8000-29-1

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ZSpharmac: Citronella Oil Raw Material Supplier

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

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Basic Info

Product Name:Citronella Oil
Other Names:Citronella Essential Oil
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Light Yellow to Light Brown Clear Liquid
EINECS No.:616-771-7
Provide:Citronella Oil MSDS;
Citronella Oil COA

What is Citronella Oil?

Citronella oil is an essential oil derived from the citronella (scientific name: Cymbopogon) plant. Common species include lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and Sri Lankan citronella (Cymbopogon nardus). It is a volatile aromatic compound extracted from the leaves and stems of lemongrass through steam distillation. Citronella oil is pale yellow to amber in color and has a fresh lemony, sometimes slightly herbal, aroma.

The main chemical components of citronella oil include citronellal, citronellol and geraniol, with citronellal giving it its distinctive lemon aroma and being central to its many functions.

Citronella 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. 




Citronella Oil Uses

Flavor and Fragrance Industry:
Citronellal in citronella oil is an important intermediate in the synthesis of many other fragrances, such as hydroxycitronellal, geraniol and menthol.
Due to its strong, long-lasting fresh aroma, citronella oil is used as a fragrance ingredient in a variety of perfumes, detergents, cleaners, air fresheners and home care products.

Personal care and cosmetics:
In skin care products, citronella oil can be added as a natural antibacterial and insect repellent to effectively fight bacteria and fungi on the skin. It can also act as a natural mosquito repellent to prevent mosquito bites.
It can also be used in products such as shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and skin care cream to bring a fresh and soothing effect to the product.

Food and Beverage Industry:
Although its application in food is relatively limited, some components of citronella oil can be used in trace amounts in specific foods and beverages, provided they comply with food safety standards, to add the unique aroma of lemongrass, especially in Southeast Asian cuisine and certain foods. Common in some drinks.

Agriculture and environmental protection:
As a biological pesticide, some components of citronella oil can repel or inhibit the growth of certain pests, so it can be used to prepare biological repellents to reduce the occurrence of crop diseases and insect pests.

Medicines and health products:
In the field of medicine, although it is not directly used as a drug, the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and sedative effects of citronella oil make it potentially useful in certain topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic product formulations.

Scientific research and fine chemicals:
The chemical composition of citronella oil can also be used as a research object to explore new synthetic routes or develop new functional materials, such as using the compounds it contains to prepare new antioxidants, preservatives, etc.

Main Applications of Citronella Oil in Cosmetics

  1. Fragrance components: Citronella oil contains high concentrations of citronellal and other aroma components. These compounds have a distinct lemon fragrance and are one of the natural sources of flavor. In cosmetic formulations, citronella oil can be used as a flavoring ingredient to provide a fresh and refreshing lemongrass aroma for bath products, skin care products, perfumes, etc.
  2. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties: Citronella oil’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective skin care ingredient. It can help prevent and control bacterial overgrowth on the skin’s surface, reducing the risk of acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Adding an appropriate amount of citronella oil to facial cleansers, masks, anti-acne products and skin care products can purify the skin and balance oil secretion.
  3. Mosquito repellent protection: Certain components in citronella oil have a repellent effect on insects, especially certain types of mosquitoes. Therefore, adding citronella oil to cosmetics such as sunscreen, body lotion, and mosquito repellent spray can improve the anti-mosquito effect of the product and protect the skin from insect bites.
  4. Skin conditioner: As a semi-drying essential oil, citronella oil is suitable for oily and combination skin, helping to regulate sebum secretion and reduce greasiness. In formula design, it can be used in conjunction with other vegetable oils or base oils to make massage oils, skin care oils, etc. to improve skin texture.
  5. Safety and low irritation: As a natural essential oil, citronella oil has lower skin irritation and allergy rates than some chemically synthesized preservatives and antibacterial agents. In many natural and organic cosmetics, citronella oil is considered an ideal alternative to traditional preservative systems.

Preparation of Citronella Oil

Chemical composition: Citronella oil mainly contains a variety of volatile organic compounds, the most important of which are citral, geraniol and nerol. It also contains other monoterpenoids such as Limonene, geranial, etc. These compounds give citronella oil its distinctive lemongrass aroma and corresponding chemical activity.

Physical properties: Citronella oil is usually a light yellow or colorless transparent liquid with high volatility, insoluble in water, but easily soluble in ethanol, ether and most non-polar organic solvents. Its physical parameters such as specific gravity, refractive index, and boiling point vary depending on its origin and extraction method.

Chemical stability: Citronella oil has good chemical stability under suitable storage conditions (avoiding light, high temperature and oxidation), but long-term exposure to the air may cause oxidation and deterioration of some components, affecting its aroma quality and chemical activity. .

Biological Activity: As a chemical raw material, citronella oil is of interest for its antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anthelmintic activity. Citronellal has strong antibacterial properties and can be used as a natural preservative in daily chemical products. At the same time, citronella oil can also be used to make mosquito repellent products because it has a repellent effect on certain insects.

Wide application: In the cosmetics and daily chemical industry, citronella oil is widely used as a flavor ingredient to provide fresh and natural aroma for perfumes, soaps, shampoos, skin care products and other products. In addition, it is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient for pharmaceutical preparations or for the synthesis of other pharmaceutical ingredients.

Sustainability and environmental protection: Citronella oil is derived from sustainably grown citronella grass and is a renewable resource that is more environmentally friendly and green than some chemically synthesized fragrances.


National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for , Citronella Oil. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Citronella-Oil. Accessed Apr. 12, 2024.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Citronella Oil raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Citronella Oil raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

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
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

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.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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