Citronella Java essential oil is derived from the leaves and stems of various species of Cymbopogon otherwise know as lemongrass. It is used extensively in perfumes, soaps, candles, incense, and insect repellents. The chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol are the most sought after in Citronella Java essential oil. In the United States, citronella oil is has been registered since 1948 for use as a insect repellent. The United States Environmental Protection Agency considers oil of citronella as a bio-pesticide, which means it is non-toxic. Also, it has anti-fungal properties and may even help in stress reductions of dogs and people. 100% Essential Oil (EO)
Our tested usage per pound is .5oz in paraffin or 3.75% (.6oz) in GW464.
Soap Safe: 4.19%
Lotion Safe: 0.98%
See IFRA for all usages
Not wick tested as Citronella Java is primarily used as an outdoor candle where overwicking is preferred.
Results may vary depending on micro-climate and technique.
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