Lemongrass Essential Oil
About Lemongrass Essential Oil
This rich, robust, organic lemongrass essential oil works equally well as a mood elevator, a potent skin and body toner, and a natural promoter of comfort and ease to bodies. This particular distillation of lemongrass, has a woody, herbaceous scent along with the characteristic bright top notes of citrus that signal its effectiveness in bringing mental clarity.
Among the most potent of all essential oils as a purifier and cleanser, it can be used to enhance and energize skin health if compromised. Its citral elements boost calm and clarity. An ideal component of massage and body oils, lemongrass oil helps increase tone and suppleness. Lemongrass essential oil has balancing effects on body energy and is used with success to manage the difficulties of jet travel. Pure lemongrass essential oil also does triple duty as an insect repellent and a key component in the culinary and perfume industries.
How To Use Lemongrass Essential Oil
Diffuse lemongrass to balance energy and calm the mind.
- Mind Balance Blend: In your diffuser mix lemongrass oil, lavender oil and cedar oil to promote emotional equilibrium.
Other Ways To Use Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil can be applied topically (always diluted), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. Diffuse or spritz lemongrass as a natural insect repellant.
- Radiant Skin: Apply a drop of lemongrass oil diluted with several drops witch hazel to enhance the skins natural health and beauty.
- Healthy Feet: Massage 2-3 drops lemongrass essential oil into soles of feet to assist soothe stubborn itch.
- Travel Assist: Rub jetlag blend over shoulders, back of neck and hairline before, during and after jet travel.
- Jet Lag Blend: 4 drops lemongrass, 4 drops cajeput, 4 drops fragonia mixed in 15 mL shea butter.
- Balancing Bath: Add two drops to bath water to balance the mind and emotions and energize the skin.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Recipes
- Hair and Scalp Formula: 8 drops rosemary verbenone oil, 4 drops atlas cedar oil, 4 drops lemongrass oil, 4 drops peppermint oil 4 drops lavender oil in 30 mL of jojoba oil. 10% argan oil will enhance this formula.
- Purifying Foot Soak: 6 drops palmarosa oil, 3 drops lemongrass oil, 3 drops patchouli oil 2 drops tea tree oil. Add to warm water for a soothing foot bath.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Profile
Our organic lemongrass essential oil is distilled from organic lemongrass grown in South Africa.
Safety Considerations for Lemongrass Essential Oil
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing. Possible irritant to sensitive skin. Do not take lemongrass essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Top to middle
- Odor: Lemony, fresh, grassy, woody, herbaceous, citronella-like
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong
- Dry-out: Sweet, herbaceous
- Blends Well With:rose oil, basil oil, cedarwood oil, lavender oil and Eucalyptus radiata oil.
- Botanical Name:Cymbopogon flexuosus
- Family: Poaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Origin: South Africa
- Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Fresh and dried leaves
- Color: Pale to bright yellow
- Consistency: Thin
- Yield: 0.3% – 1.5%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)
Interesting Lemongrass Essential Oil Information
Lemongrass essential oil has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine to help bring down fevers and to treat infectious illnesses. It is often added to citrus-scented perfumes and soaps, and is also used as an insect deterrent.