Citronella oil is a volatile oil, which is distilled using steam distillation process from the greenish blue, lemon-scented leaves and stem of the plant Cymbopogon nardus (Ceylon citronella) or Cymbopogon winteratus (Java type citronella).
Trade Wise, citronella oil is categorised into two types:
1) Ceylon citronella oil - obtained from Cymbopogon nardus Rendle, (inferior type)
2) Java citronella oil - obtained from Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt, (superior type)
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