Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • 100% Essential Oil
  • Organic
  • Cymbopogon citratus aka Fever Grass
  • Steam Distilled from the leaves
  • India

Blends well with:
Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

Aroma: Fresh, lemony, earthy, herbaceous.

C. flexuosus has a higher citral concentration than C. citratus. Citral is a known skin irritant.
C. citratus has a higher myrcene level that increases the antibacterial action of the lemongrass essential oil.

History: Traditional Indian medicine has used Lemongrass Essential Oil to treat infectious illness and fever.

Common Uses: Lemongrass is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. It can be used used in facial toners as its astringent properties help fight acne and greasy skin. An excellent anti-depressant, Lemongrass tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella and has a great reputation for keeping insects away.

I use lemongrass in blends to dissolve old scar tissue and provide the opportunity for fresh, normal skin to replace scar cells.-TTF

Analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, tonic.

Possible Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Colour: Pale Yellow to Vivid Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top to middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Constituents: Citral, Geranyl Acetate, Linalyl Acetate, Geranial, Neral, Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]

Safety Information: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 146.]

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.

Cautions: It is recommended that this essential oil be stored in dark amber, blue or green glass bottles since it has been found to dissolve aluminum bottles.

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