Lemongrass

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Botanical name:

Cymbopogon citratus

Cymbopogon flexuosus

 

Origin:

Nepal

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distilled

 

Color:

Pale to vivid yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Grass

 

Note clarification:

Top

 

Aroma:

Lemony, grassy citrus

 

Blends well with:

Basil, bergamot, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, marjoram, myrrh, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, ylang ylang

 

Therapeutic uses:

It works really well in room sprays as an insect repellent and air freshener.

In an inhaler blend, it helps with improving focus and is uplifting

In topical skin treatments, it works well to reduce muscle pain.

 

Safety:

Avoid using during pregnancy

Lemongrass may interfere with some prescription medication.

Check with your doctor if you take prescriptions

Avoid using around or on children under 2 years

Avoid use on sensitive skin

Steam distilled lemongrass essential oil is not phototoxic

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

2 - 3 years (refrigerated)

 

Notes:

It is very fragrant. It can easily overpower a blend. A little goes a long way. Keep the dilution low to avoid any skin irritation.

Avoid using it in the bath.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments