LEMONGRASS (Grass) Cymbopogan flexuosus
Lemongrass Essential Oil has a lemony, sweet smell and is dark yellow to amber and reddish in colour. With a stronger and sweeter aroma than Lemon, Lemongrass is a deodorant and excellent for tired, aching feet. It is also suitable as a fresh aroma around the workplace and the home.
Lemongrass oil revitalizes the body and relieves the symptoms of jetlag, clears headaches and helps to combat nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.
It is a great overall tonic for the body and it boosts the parasympathetic nervous system, which is a boon when recovering from illness, as it also stimulates glandular secretions.
This oil useful with respiratory infections such as sore throats, laryngitis and fever and helps prevent spreading of infectious diseases.
It is helpful with colitis, indigestion and gastro-enteritis, Lemongrass oil helps tone the muscles and tissue, relieves muscle pains by making the muscle suppler.
It helps with correcting poor circulation and as an insect repellent. It helps to keep pets clean of fleas, ticks and lice.
It also is used for clearing up oily skin and acne, cellulite, as well as athlete’s foot. It alleviates excessive perspiration
Lemongrass oil blends well with
Although essential oils blend well with one another, lemongrass oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Basil, Cedarwood, Coriander, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange and Tea Tree.
The therapeutic properties of lemongrass oil are analgesic, anti-depressant, antimicrobial. antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, nervous system sedative and tonic.
Therapeutic properties explained
The main chemical components of lemongrass oil are myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral.
Our Lemongrass Essential Oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves by steam distillation and originates from India.
Lemongrass oil can irritate a sensitive skin, so care should be taken. It should be avoided in pregnancy, due to it being a possible skin irritant.