Lemongrass oil is extracted from the dried leaves and has got a very fresh smell. If you are suffering from the jet lag problem then this oil can prove to be a boon for you. Its unique properties can also help you in keeping the fleas and insects away from your pet. The health benefit of this oil is mainly attributed to its effective medicinal properties. Its grass is used in countless beverages (including tea), desserts, flavoring agents and serves as a major ingredient of some of the well known cuisines.
|Botanical Name||Cymbopogon flexuosus|
|Origin||Lemongrass oil is originally grown in India. It is derived from the perennial grass which is aromatic.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||This oil is extracted from dried leaves by using the method of steam distillation.|
It has watery viscosity. It is dark yellow to amber and reddish in color.
It has a very sweet and lemony smell.
|Integrants||This oil is composed of nerol, geraniol, myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, neral and traces of limonene and citral.|
|Therapeutic Properties||Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antidepressant, Carminative, Antiseptic, Analgesic, Bactericidal, Diuretic, Deodorant, Astringent, Febrifuge, Insecticidal, Galactogogue, Sedative, Tonic, Nervine and Fungicidal|
|Blends Well With||
You can easily mix this lemongrass oil with basil, Cedar wood, coriander, geranium, jasmine, lavender and tea tree.
As lemongrass oil is a skin irritant, it should be completely avoided during pregnancy.
Natural Deodorizer: Dilute lemongrass oil in a ratio of 1:10 with water and use this solution to mist within the interiors. Moreover, mix lemongrass oil with other essential oils such as lavender, peppermint or linden blossom to customize fragrances.
Skin Health: Use few drops of lemongrass oil with your regular moisturizer, soap or lotion to avail its antiseptic and astringent property that effectively cleans and rejuvenates skin.
Repel Bugs: Add 20 drops of lemongrass oil 500mL of water to mist around the interiors. The insecticidal property of lemongrass oil will help to repel bugs such as mosquitoes
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