LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
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Lemongrass Essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the tall, aromatic perennial lemongrass that grows up to 1.5 meters (4 feet) in height. It is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Color: Yellow to brownish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Common Uses: Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties help fight acne and greasy skin. An excellent anti-depressant, Lemongrass Essential Oil 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.
Also blends well with: Pine, Thyme and Marjoram oils
Cautions: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Avoid use during pregnancy. For external use only.
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.