Botanical name: Cymbopogon flexuosus Origin: India
Description: The oil is taken from the leaves of a herb grown in India
Aromatic scent: A strong sweet lemony scent
Perfume note: Middle to Top
Consistency: A watery viscosity
What is it good for:
It is a fresh smelling oil that has been known for fighting jet lag, cellulite and revitalising a tired body and mind, Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection. Antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals that damage cells. Research has shown that lemongrass essential oil helps hunt free radicals. Lemongrass is traditionally used to treat high cholesterol and manage heart disease.
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Blends with: Citronella, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Orange and Violet Leaf
Suggested Usage: It is best to dilute essential oil in carrier oil such as Grapeseed if you intend to prepare massage oil. Don't use essential oils neat onto your skin. Start with 1% essential oil to 99% carrier and increase essential oil until you have desired aroma strength.
Possible side effects: Rarely, lemongrass oil might cause a rash of skin irritation when applied to the skin. However, there have been some toxic side effects, such as lung problems after inhaling lemongrass and a fatal poisoning after a child swallowed a lemongrass oil-based insect repellent.
Bottle: These bottles are designed for pharmaceutical use, they are impact resistant but care should be taken with glass bottles on hard surfaces. The bottles are designed in Austria, using green natural glass; they are not sprayed and can be recycled over and over again.