Citrefine introduction and overview of Citriodiol®
Citrefine was founded over 25 years ago, by a specialist in tropical medicine who recognized the need for an effective and naturally sourced option to protect from biting mosquitoes that may transmit disease.
The primary concern was to find a low toxicity alternative to synthetic active substances, with efficacy, rigorous enough to protect against mosquitoes and ticks.
The solution was found in the oil from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Citriodora tree also known as Corymbia citriodora or lemon eucalyptus tree.
Through Steam distillation and a simple conversion process, Citrefine have developed, an effective naturally derived active substance, now used in insect repellent products around the world.
We call this product Citriodiol®, however, it is also known and registered in various jurisdictions as Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus and Eucalyptus Citriodora oil, hydrated, cyclized.
Having been extensively tested in laboratory and field trials, leading authorities worldwide recognized Citriodiol® first-rate efficacy, providing a unique level of accreditation for a plant-based insect repellent active.
In the U.S. it is approved by the EPA and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention as one of only a few active ingredients for use against tick and mosquito born disease and in Europe it is recognized to be a unique and effective plant-based active sold for this purpose.
Citriodiol® is produced by mimicking and accelerating nature’s own ageing in the Eucalyptus citriodora leaf resulting in a highly effective active substance that is supported by a robust data set, approved by leading international authorities.
It is a natural solution.
Ecologically responsible and sustainable, Eucalyptus Citriodora production steam, distillation extraction of natural essential oil and a simple conversion and enhancement process.
Supporting the supply of Citriodiol®, Citrefine provide exceptional route to market and product commercialisation support with with unrivalled end-to-end advice and guidance.
We support your team to rapidly develop new products and launch in new markets with: our laboratory and scientists, providing comprehensive research, product formulation development and testing support;
In house regulatory team, facilitating rapid product submission for registrations and approvals; marketing support, including product configuration, jurisdiction specific labeling and consumer differentiation messaging. And reliable and geographically disparate supply chains supported by a dedicated operations and Logistics team.
Extensively tested to the highest safety standards, Citriodiol® is both family friendly and environmentally friendly.
Approved by leading regulators around the world, Citriodiol® has low, transdermal absorption and is suitable for children and pregnant, or nursing women.
Additionally, the plant-based Citriodiol® is GMO-free, approved by Ecocert and rapidly biodegradable, with no opportunity for significant build up in the soil water or air or otherwise altering existing ecosystems
Steam distillation is used to extract the oil which is an age-old process using only the leaves and twigs of the trees while allowing the tree to continue growing.
Waste leaves are the only fuel used for the burners and surplus waste is returned to the plantation to fertilise and condition the soil
Citriodiol®, contains all of the essential oil components found in eucalyptus citriodora oil and nothing more; the end-to-end process is highly sustainable with significant amounts of carbon being captured by the eucalyptus citriodora trees as they grow.
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