Our Citronella Type Fragrance Oil has been specially formulated to provide a scent associated with an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon. This fragrance provides a strong and prominent smell associated with lemon, bergamot, eucalyptus and chamomile. This initial aroma is the most pronounced as your candle starts to burn, filling up your room with a scent that is then enhanced by light undertones of lavender, citron, geranium and copaba balsam. Incorporated into the formulation for this distinctive fragrance is a wonderful trace aftertaste of fir needle, rosemary, marjoram and thyme.
All our fragrance oils are exclusive to Cosy Owl and have been developed by our experts for superior scent throw in a candle and have been optimised to use with our wax. Our oils are 100% concentrated and are fully compatible for use with all our waxes.
How much fragrance should I add?
All our fragrances are high quality and specifically designed for excellent scent throw, meaning that generally speaking less is more. How much to add is slightly complex and we have developed a guide to give you more details here. Generally though starting with between 5-8% is a good idea and up to 10% for less strong fragrances should give you more than enough scent throw. It is always best to experiment with each scent and wax combination and start low and work up. As long as you follow the guide and observe the flash point you will get beautifully scented candles with a bit of practise. Generally speaking you should never put in more than 12% fragrance as the candle will literally begin to sweat or leach the fragrance.
Using this fragrance in a reed diffuser?
All our fragrances have been designed to work in reed diffusers when mixed with a diffuser base oil available here. Use up to 25% fragrance mixed with the base oil depending upon the strength of fragrance required.
Using this fragrance in a soap?
All our fragrances are also specially formulated to work in solid soaps, see the safety data sheet for information on the maximum % of each fragrance that can be used in soap making applications.
Please also refer to our CLP Information Notice on the use of Fragrance Oils in candles before purchasing. This information relates to the chemical composition of the oil along with cautionary details relating to possible allergic reactions.
These data sheets list any health and safety hazards associated with the fragrance ingredients. The Safety Data Sheet describes the hazards the fragrance chemical presents, and gives information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case of accident. The CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulation Sheet lists the icons that need to be added to the fragrance packaging in accordance to EU legislation. The IFRA Data Sheet describes the percentage threshold of a fragrance that should be used in various applications.
Citronella - Safety Data Sheet
Citronella - 5% CLP
Citronella - 10% CLP
Citronella - 15% CLP
Citronella - IFRA
||lemon, bergamot, eucalyptus, chamomile
||lavender, citron, geranium, copaba balsam
||fir needle, rosemary, marjoram, thyme