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DRIVERS FOR THE GLOBAL CITRONELLA OIL MARKET

DRIVERS FOR THE GLOBAL CITRONELLA OIL MARKET

Despite the presence of some synthetic alternatives, global demand for Citronella Oil continues to grow. According to market research, this is due to its increasing use in perfume and cosmetic industries. In residential settings, Citronella Oil is also a sought after natural insect repellent and holds many health benefits.

Citronella Oil is extracted from the Lemongrass plant. This can be done through steam distillation, hydro-distillation, or fractional distillation. The Oil has a distinctive, lemon-like citrus scent and is often described as carrying the aroma of grass or trees. Citronella Oil is yellowish brown in colour.

Citronella Oil for Industrial Applications

Commercially, Citronella Oil holds various uses, such as:

  • Perfumery and cosmetics (predominantly found in perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol)
  • Flavour additive in food
  • Detergents
  • Industrial polishes
  • Soaps and cleaning compounds

 

Citronella Oil for Residential Use

With soothing, calming and insect repellent qualities, Citronella Oil is particularly useful in the home:

  • As consumers begin to prepare for summer, bringing with it an onslaught of bugs and mosquitoes, Citronella Oil is a welcome addition to the pantry – effectively acting as an insect repellent, ejecting bugs and leeches from the body, treating parasitic infections, and promoting the healing of wounds or bites
  • Citronella Oil is also a good product to stock in the first aid kit, as it has antifungal properties, prevents the spread of internal and external infections, lifts the mood, and fights fatigue

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing, and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include Esters, Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information, please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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