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Citronellol CAS 106-22-9

Molecular Formula: C10H20O

Formula Weight: 156.27

ZSpharmac: Citronellol Cosmetic Raw Material Suppliers

Product Name: Citronellol
CAS No: 106-22-9
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Citronellol
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Almost Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:203-375-0
Provide:Citronellol MSDS;
Citronellol COA

What is Citronellol?

Citronellol is an organic compound that belongs to the monoterpene alcohols. Its chemical name and common name are citronellol. It is a colorless liquid with lemon or rose smell, soluble in alcohol and other organic solvents at room temperature, and partially soluble in water. Citronellol occurs naturally in many plant essential oils, especially citronella, rose oil and other citrus plants, so it is an important ingredient in many perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and insect repellents.

In the cosmetics industry, Citronellol is used as a fragrance and skin conditioner for its refreshing aroma. It gives the product a pleasant aroma and has a certain moisturizing effect. In addition, in the fragrance industry, Citronellol is one of the important raw materials for formulating rose-flavored perfumes.

In addition to its use in beauty and personal care products, Citronellol is also used in household cleaning products and mosquito repellents for its repellent effects on certain insects. Although it is not as effective as DEET, as a naturally derived ingredient it is attractive to consumers looking for a more natural option.

Citronellol Property

Melting point 

77-83 °C(lit.)

Boiling point 

225 °C(lit.)




0.857 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

vapor density 

5.4 (vs air)

vapor pressure 

~0.02 mm Hg ( 25 °C)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.456(lit.)


209 °F

storage temp. 



Chloroform, Methanol (Sparingly)






Clear almost colorless


at 100.00 %. floral leather waxy rose bud citrus

Odor Type


Water Solubility 



Citronellol Uses

Cosmetics and personal care industry
Citronellol plays a dual role in cosmetics and personal care products: as both a fragrance and a skin conditioner. Its fresh, pleasant fragrance makes it a commonly used fragrance ingredient in perfumes, soaps, shower gels, shampoos, skin care products and other products. As a skin conditioner, Citronellol has mild moisturizing and softening effects, helping to improve the feel of the product, leaving skin feeling softer and smoother.

Spice industry
In the flavor and fragrance manufacturing industry, Citronellol is one of the key raw materials for synthesizing floral flavors such as rose and jasmine. Its presence can enhance the complexity and persistence of the essence, especially when formulating high-end perfumes, and can give the product a natural and delicate floral aroma.

Citronellol has a certain repellent effect, especially against mosquitoes and other flying insects. Therefore, it is used in the manufacture of household insect repellent products such as mosquito repellent sprays, insect repellent candles, and mosquito repellent bracelets. Compared with chemically synthesized insect repellents, Citronellol, as a naturally derived ingredient, is relatively more friendly to the environment and human body.

Home Cleaning and Fragrance Products
In household cleaners and air fresheners, Citronellol delivers a fresh, natural scent, while its antibacterial and antifungal properties help improve the product’s cleaning effectiveness. It is used to make cleaners and fragrances with deodorizing and sterilizing functions, bringing a fresh and comfortable atmosphere to the home environment.

Medical field
Although Citronellol is not as widely used in medicine as in other fields, studies have shown that it may have some antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Therefore, it has been studied as a potential adjunctive therapeutic ingredient for use in the development of certain topical drugs or nutraceuticals.

In agriculture, Citronellol can be used as a natural pesticide ingredient for pest management, reducing the use of chemical pesticides, and meeting the needs of green agriculture and sustainable development.

Prominent Applications of Citronellol in Cosmetics

  1. Perfumes and Fragrances: Citronellol is an important fragrance ingredient with a fresh, sweet rose or lemon-like aroma. In the process of perfumery, it is used as the top note or middle note to increase the complexity and persistence of the perfume. It is especially widely used in rose, floral and fruity perfumes.
  2. Skin Conditioning and Moisturizing: As a monoterpene alcohol, Citronellol has slight skin penetration and moisturizing capabilities, which can help improve the skin feel of cosmetics and make skin feel softer and moisturized. It can be used as a skin conditioning agent in products such as lotions, creams, shower gels and body lotions.
  3. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects: Research shows that Citronellol has certain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it may help fight free radical damage and reduce skin inflammation, so it is also used in anti-aging and soothing cosmetics.
  4. Natural antiseptic and antibacterial: Citronellol has slight antibacterial activity. Although it is not enough to be used as a preservative alone, it can be used as an auxiliary ingredient in cosmetic formulas to cooperate with other preservative systems to improve the microbial stability of the product while adding a natural protective barrier to the product. .
  5. Suitable for sensitive skin: Compared with some chemically synthesized fragrances and preservatives, Citronellol is generally considered to be gentler on the skin due to its properties derived from natural plants, making it an ideal choice for cosmetic formulations with sensitive skin.
  6. Insect repellent and protection: Because Citronellol has a repellent effect on certain insects, it is also added to cosmetics used in outdoor activities, such as sunscreen and mosquito repellent spray, to provide additional protection, especially suitable for use in summer or outdoor activities. .

Citronellol Advantages

  1. Natural origin and eco-friendliness: Citronellol is mainly extracted from natural plants such as lemongrass and rose, which is a renewable resource and meets the modern demand for natural and sustainable cosmetic raw materials. It has good biodegradability and has little impact on the environment.
  2. Unique and mild aroma: Citronellol is known for its fresh, slightly sweet lemon or rose aroma. This aroma is long-lasting and not easy to cause irritation. It is suitable for use in the manufacture of high-end perfumes, fragrance products and personal care that require a soft aroma. Taste.
  3. Good skin compatibility: As a monoterpene alcohol, Citronellol has good skin absorption and low irritation. It is suitable for a wide range of people including sensitive skin. It helps to improve the skin feel of the product and provide a smooth touch.
  4. Versatility: Citronellol is not only used as a fragrance ingredient, but also plays a role in skin care products to assist skin protection due to its mild antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, such as anti-aging products, soothing care products and moisturizing formulas.
  5. Insect repellent activity: Citronellol has a certain effect in repelling mosquitoes and other insects. This property allows it to be used in outdoor protective products such as insect repellent sprays and sunscreens to provide additional protection.
  6. Formula compatibility: In cosmetic formulas, Citronellol usually has good compatibility with other raw materials and will not affect product stability, and its physical and chemical properties (such as solubility, volatility) can be adjusted according to specific needs. Or combine with other ingredients to optimize.
  7. Enhance product quality: In high-end cosmetics, the addition of Citronellol can enhance the perceived value of the product and satisfy consumers’ pursuit of high quality, natural ingredients and good use experience.


Hagvall L, Rudbäck J, Bråred Christensson J, Karlberg AT. Patch testing with purified and oxidized citronellol. Contact Dermatitis. 2020 Nov;83(5):372-379. doi: 10.1111/cod.13654. Epub 2020 Sep 1. PMID: 32638395.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Citronellol 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 Citronellol 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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