Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Colour, Consistency and Aroma: Dark yellow to amber liquid. Lemony, sweet smell.
Blends with: Cedarwood, Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Citronella, Lemon, Palmarosa, Pine.
Lemongrass is a perennial plant that grows in clumps and reaches a height of approximately 1.5 metres. The fleshy white base of the stems is popular in Asian cookery. The leaves are virtually inedible however, it is from these leaves that the lemongrass oil is distilled. It has a strong but fresh lemony fragrance.
Lemongrass essential oil uses
Lemongrass oil has a big range of uses. Apart from being a good insect repellent it also helps to keep lice and fleas away from pets. It also works as a natural deodoriser. Essential oil of lemongrass is suitable for use in skincare products and can also be added to soaps, deodorants, lotions, shampoo and conditioners. When added to massage oils it may help with muscular complaints. Oil of lemongrass is also suitable for use in diffusers and gives off a revitalising and refreshing aroma.
Lemongrass oil diffuser blends
Happiness blend: 3 drops lemongrass, 3 drops lavender, 3 drops mandarin
Uplifting blend: 3 drops lemongrass, 3 drops orange, 3 drops peppermint
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