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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil

$6.74

Parts Used

Grass

 

Botanical Name

Cymbopogon flexuosus 

 

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

 

Note Classification

Top

 

Aroma

Heavy, lemony, green

 

Properties

 

analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative and tonic substance.

 

Overview

The oil is widely used as an addition to bug repellants, and for its lemony aroma. It is also used for the isolation of citral.

 

Blends Well With

Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Herbal Miscellany

Often times the spent plant material from distillation is used as food for cattle.

 

Precautions

Oil Specific: May cause skin irritation.

General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

 

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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