Citral can be colourless or a pale, yellow liquid.

It has a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel, and we use it as a fragrance material.

It is widely found in essential oils we use, such as bergamot, cardamom, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, lime, neroli, and sweet orange.

Used as an ingredient, it gives a fresh lemon odour to perfumes. In soap perfumery, it helps to develop rose notes. We use it in our Bohemian and Karma Soap.

It is found as a constituent of essential oils in You