Botanical name : Cymbopogon nardus,
Citronella belongs to cymbopogon specie and one of the most important parts of essential oils distilled in Shesha Farms. This tropical grass is mostly grown in dry zones of the Tamil Nadu, where north interior parts of can be manifested as the mostly grown districts. The plantation owned by the organization is where the raw materials are harvested and manufacture the oil by using steam distillation method.
Citronella oil is ranked high for its insect repellent quality. Where it is mainly used for mosquito repellent. The repellent manufacturer is the major market for this oil. hydrolyses of this citronella plant is used in organic farming as natural repellent researcher are working on this properties to publish white papers on it .
In practice citronella oil are used for scenting of soaps, sprays, disinfectants, etc. in supplement it is also used as a raw material for extraction of geraniol and citronella. The majority buyers in contemporary in food and beverages industry are used for non-alcoholic beverages such as ice creams, candy, baked foods, etc.