Botanical name: Cymbopogan flexuosus
Part used: fresh or dried leaves
Method: Steam distillation.
Colour: dark yellow to amber.
Perfumery Note: Top
Aroma: Fresh, sweet, lemony
- Lemongrass is known as “Fevergrass” due to it’s ability to induce perspiration, thereby lowering fevers.
- This is a very versatile oil with many health benefits, as well as being used for culinary purposes.
- While lemongrass can be a skin irritant it is wonderful added to massage blends for muscle pain, headaches, and to relax and tone muscles.
- It is a very good anti inflammatory and analgesic, as well as being anti septic with anti fungal, anti microbial and anti bacterial properties.
- Lemongrass can be used to treat athlete’s foot and similar skin ailments, and used in treatments for oily skin and acne.
- A good astringent it can be used in products for oily and falling hair, to stop bleeding, and help maintain gum health.
- Used in aromatherapy for insomnia, anxiety, depression as it is calming.
- Lemongrass is widely used as an insect repellent.
Myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, neral and geraniol
This oil can be a skin irritant, so a skin test before use is advised.
Not for pregnant or breast feeding women.
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