Citronella Oil

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Citrinžoliu eterinis aliejus; Citronela, aceite esencial de; Citronellae aetheroleum; Citronellae Etheroleum; Citronellaolaj; Citronellolja; Citronelová silice; Citronnelle, huile essentielle de; Oleum Citronellae; Sitronellaöljy.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Citronella Oil). The oil obtained by steam distillation from the fresh or partially dried aerial parts of Cymbopogon winterianus. It contains 30.0 to 45.0% citronellal, 9.0 to 15.0% citronellol, 2.0 to 4.0% citronellyl acetate, less than 2.0% geranial, 20.0 to 25.0% geraniol, 3.0 to 8.0% geranyl acetate, 1.0 to 5.0% limonene, and less than 2.0% neral. A pale yellow to brownish-yellow liquid with a very strong odour of citronellal. Store in well-filled containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Citronella oil is used as a perfume and insect repellent. It is also used in aromatherapy. Hypersensitivity has been reported.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Aulo Gelio Repelente; Repelente Rep; Canad.: Buzz Away†; Druide Insect Repellent†; Ger.: Kneipp Beruhigungs-Bad spezial; Schupps Melissen Olbad†; Malaysia: Moz-Away; UK: Mozzie Patch; Natrapel. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Aulo Repelente De Piojos; Repelente Rep; Austral.: Apex Repel Natural; Austria: Valin Baldrian; Belg.: Mouskito Travel Stick; Canad.: Natrapel; Cz.: Amol; Fr.: Ysol 206; Ger.: esto-gast; Melissengeist; Indon.: Corsabalm; Ital.: Air Citronella†; Citrosystem; Mistick Verde; NZ: Apex Repel Natural; Pol.: Carmolis; S.Afr.: Melissengeist; NoBite†; Switz.: Baume du Chalet; Novital; Saltrates†; Sansilla; UK: Snowfire; USA: Tr eo.
Published April 19, 2019.