Wild grown Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass is cultivated in India, China, the United States, Madagscar, Guatemala and Sri Lanka. This lemongrass essential oil is extracted from the plant with the botanical name Cymbopogon citrates.
It is a herb commonly used in oriental cooking.
Lemongrass gives ivory soap it’s familiar scent.
What does lemongrass essential oil smell like?
A fresh earthy, citrus scent.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has lemongrass essential oil been sourced from?
This particular lemongrass oil originates from Nepal.
How is lemongrass essential oil extracted?
Lemongrass oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with lemongrass essential oil?
Lemongrass oil blends well with basil, benzoin, chamomile, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rosemary, sandalwood, sage, sweet orange, ylang ylang and citrus oils.
How can I benefit from lemongrass essential oil?
Did you know that your makeup probably contains lemongrass?
Lemongrass is used widely in cosmetics for make-up, skin care, and many other uses in the industry.
It is a great insect repellent and attacks fungi by discouraging mould growth.
It works well as an antiseptic especially for the treatment of ringworm and infected sores.
Lemongrass oil is a refreshing essential oil helpful to combat fatigue and helps with concentration levels.
It is also a useful tonic for cleansing the body, shown to help milk production in nursing mothers and aids digestion.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Avoid in children with glaucoma and topically if pregnant. Lemongrass oil can irritate sensitive skin so it is best used in low dosages.