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Lemongrass Essential Oil


Originally used in the culinary industry, lemongrass has been a staple herb throughout history. In aromatherapy, lemongrass essential oil makes a wonderful, natural insect repellent and is also helpful to the digestive and nervous systems.

Name of Oil:  Lemongrass

Latin Binomial:  Cymbopogon flexuosus

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  South Africa, West India, Guatemala, East India

Scent Profile: Lemon-like, fresh, herbaceous

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves

Oil Characteristics: Pale to dark yellow, thin, strong aroma

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Muscle aches, acne, digestive concerns, insect repellant, exhaustion, bruises, sprains and astringent

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Mental exhaustion.


Originally used as a flavouring agent

Chemical Constituents

myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal,geranyl acetate, nerol, geranial, neral, geraniol, citronellol

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Avoid using topically in children under 2years of age. Avoid using in baths.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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