Scientific name : Cymbopogon flexuosus
Oil origin : Grass
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma : Fresh, lemon-like
Odor strength : Medium
Evaporation : Top note
Origin : Lemongrass
Native to India, lemongrass essential oil has a long history with South America and Southeast Asia. It is predominantly grown in India, China, and Central America and is a top-selling essential oil.
Lemongrass essential oil has many benefits including the ability to effectively work as an insect repellent. It is also strongly antifungal and antimicrobial, ridding unwanted bacteria from the skin and countertops alike. Couple this with the fresh scent and the oil is quite suitable for a myriad of cosmetic applications such as soaps, deodorants, perfumes, and much more. The fresh scent works wonders on the mind and infuses a sense of vitality and is considered an antidepressant. Lemongrass oil has analgesic properties helping to recover from muscle soreness, arthritis, and jet lag.
Lemongrass essential oil is an excellent addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, candles, and aromatherapy.
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Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"RESULTS of the present study indicate that LGEO has a noteworthy potential for the development of drugs for the treatment of fungal infections and skin inflammation that should be explored in future studies."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25242268
"As a vaporizer, the oil works as an effective panacea against bacteria, flu and colds. It has stimulating agent, tonics, aromas, diuretic and antispasmodic, and so on. People suffering from urine problems can apply lemon grass oils. In hot weather, this is the best oil to cool down the body temperature and to revive the mind and soul. In other health benefits, this is used to improve digestion, nausea and menstruation problems and ailments like headaches, muscle cramps, spasms and rheumatisms."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217679/
"Our findings, together with previous studies, give strong support to the consideration of LGEO as a potentially valuable antifungal and anti-inflammatory agent for the prevention and treatment of acute inflammatory skin conditions."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4170112/