Method of extraction:
Pale to vivid yellow
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
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.
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:
2 - 3 years (refrigerated)
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.
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