Lemongrass Essential Oil
LEMONGRASS Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Main Constituents: Citral: 72.5%
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass 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.
Color: Yellow to brownish yellow liquid.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
Common Uses: Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and cleansing properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties may assist in reducing the look of oily or greasy skin. With its uplifting aroma, Lemongrass Essential Oil strengthens the senses and can be used in bath for soothing purposes. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
- Excellent for clearing and disinfecting the air in the home or office.
- To repel insects, a diffusion blend of Geranium, Lemon, Tea Tree and Citronella with Lemongrass is highly effective.
- massage, compress, skincare
- Lemongrass essential oil tightens the elastin fibers in the epidermis and subcutis (the connective tissues) and is recommended in the aftercare of sports injuries, sprains, bruises and dislocations.
- Further, lemongrass essential oil has also been studied as an anti-fungal agent against Candida, a naturally occurring fungus in our bodies which can 'overgrow' due to dietary imbalances (possibly too high a sugar intake), resulting in vaginal irritation, rashes (particularly on the feet) and the like. Topical application may be best to utilize these properties, in a 5-10% dilution in any carrier oil.
- Lemongrass is also used a mosquito repellent, and has been the subject of many studies investigating this use. Lemongrass can be highly effective, especially when combined with other oils often used for keeping away insects, such as Geranium, Lemon, Tea Tree and Citronella. These oils can be combined in topical formulas (with a total essential oil concentration up to 15%).
- To support immune response blend in a dilution of a carrier oil and massage onto the soles of the feet.
- To temporarily soothe muscular aches and pains, mix a few drops into Epsom salts or directly into a warm bath.
Although considered non-toxic, use of Lemongrass essential oil should be avoided in cases of glaucoma and with children because of its potency. Use caution in cases of prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged epidermal areas. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
Avoid use during pregnancy.
**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.
IMPORTANT: All Essentially You Oils products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. See Disclaimer.