top of page

New Product: Natural Geranyl Acetate ex. Indonesian Citronella Oil

Geraniol (trans-3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol) is an acyclic monoterpene alcohol with a pleasant aroma found in the essential oil plants such as citronella, lemongrass, rose, and geranium [1,2]. Geraniol has a distinctive sweet and floral aroma and become a fundamental commercial fragrance used in deodorants, perfumes, and cosmetic creams [1]. In addition, geraniol also is known to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective properties, as well as natural pest control agent or insect repellent. To expand its application in food industry, the conversion of geraniol to its ester is often carried out, and this may affect their primary polarity, volatility, olfactory characteristic, and its biological properties [2,3].

Geranyl acetate (3,7‐dimethylocta‐2,6‐dien‐1‐yl ethanoate) is considered as the most valuable geranyl ester derived from terpene alcohol-geraniol for its color, flavor, and aroma properties [4], because it gives a fruity-rose scent with a more pleasing floral undertones than geraniol [2,3]. Geranyl acetate has been extensively applied in food, cosmetics, fragrance, perfume, home care products, additives, also pharmaceutical industries [2,3,4]. Many esters including geranyl acetate is produced via chemical synthesis and obtained a high yield in a very short reaction time. However, the chemical synthesis can limit its application because of the unwanted byproducts and cannot being considered as EU Natural [2].

At Mitra Ayu, we process our Natural Geranyl acetate by Biotechnology and hence it meets the definition of US Natural and EU Natural. Our Natural Geranyl acetate is made from Natural Geraniol which is isolated from Indonesian Citronella Oil.

Below are the physical and chemical properties of geraniol and geranyl acetate for comparison [5]:

Please contact us at or send us a message here for more information on Natural Geraniol and Natural Geranyl Acetate.



Featured Posts
Recent Posts

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page