Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Steam distilled from fresh partially dried leaves (grass), Lemongrass has a fresh, grassy-citrus scent and an earthy undertone. Lemongrass is circulatory, calming and is good for balancing.

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Description

Lemongrass | Latin Name: Cymbopogon Citratus | Family: Poaceae| Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves

Lemongrass Essential Oil is a yellow-amber or reddish-brown mobile liquid with a fresh, grassy-citrus scent and an earthy undertone. (West Indian lemongrass tends to darker than the Eastern Indian type).

It is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass up to 1.5 meters high, producing a network of roots and rootlets that rapidly exhaust the soil. Native to Asia, there are two main types: West Indian and East Indian types. There are several varieties of this grass but the East and West Indian types are the most common, Chemotypes within each variety are also quite pronounced.

 

Blends

Blends well with Basil, Cedarwood, Coriander, Geranium, Jasmine, lavender, Neroli, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Rosemary and Yarrow.

lemongrass is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Lemongrass is analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticidal, nervine, sedative (nervous) and tonic. This makes it good for acne, athletes foot, excessive perspiration, open pores, pediculosis, scabies muscular pain, poor circulation, fevers, infectious diseases, headaches, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Employed in traditional Indian medicine for infectious illness and fever, modern research carried out in India also shows that it is effective as a sedative on the central nervous system. It is also used as an insecticide and for flavouring food, and after the distillation, the exhausted leaves are used locally to feed the cattle.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic, possible dermal irritation and/or sensitization in some individuals – use with care.

Citral (66-85%), myrcene (12-25%), among others.

Eastern Indian Lemongrass can have up to 85% citral.

Lemongrass MSDS
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