Lemongrass Essential Oil is a tropical, grassy plant used in cooking and herbal medicine. Extracted from the leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant, the oil has a powerful, citrus scent. It’s often found in soaps and other personal care products.
Traditionally, Lemongrass Essential Oil has been used to treat digestive problems and high blood pressure. It has also been known for being a helpful addition to outdoor sprays. It is refreshing and deodorizing when diffused, as well as being uplifting to the spirit. It can also be added, well-diluted, to a carrier oil to boost circulation, bringing warmth to overused muscles and joints.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus/ cymbopogon flexuous
Country of Origin: India
Plant Part: Leaves/Grass
Aroma: lemon, fresh
Color: pale yellow to vivid yellow
Strength of Initial Aroma: strong
Aromatic Strength: Fresh-oily, lemony, tea-like scent
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Perfumery Note: Strong
Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, Mealeuca, Geranium, Lavender
Topical: 2 drops of Lemongrass in two teaspoons (10 ml) of carrier oil along with 2 drops of Lavender or Marjoram for a soothing muscle rub.
For toothaches add 1-2 drops to toothpaste and brush area to relieve pain.
Aromatic: Diffuse 2-3 drops to assist with depression and relieve anxiety.
Muscular aches and pains, gastrointestinal disorders and indigestion, Physical and mental exhaustion, acne, insect repellent, athletes foot and may reduce cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Cautions: Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea. Dilute oil when applying topically. Internal use is not suggested. Avoid during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of young children.