- digestive tonic
Origin: India. Steam distillation of the grass. Top note.
Lemongrass is a grass that is steam distilled to produce an essential oil that is yellow to reddish brown. The main constituent of this essential oil is citral (makes up 70%-85% of its total volume). Some of its countries of origin are Brazil, India, and Sri Lanka.
Lemongrass essential oil is a very powerful bactericide and antiseptic. This makes it a very effective essential oil to use when cleaning and sanitizing. As with other lemon-scented oils, Lemongrass essential oil is very useful as an insect repellant (either alone or mixed with other “repellant” oils). Lemongrass essential oil may help to boost the parasympathetic nervous system, and help to stimulate circulation. It is helpful for soothing headaches, although it must be blended with a carrier before being massaged onto the temples, as it can be irritating to the skin. This should also be kept in mind if lemongrass essential oil is being used in the bath, as too much can irritate the skin (maximum 3 drops per tubful of water).
Lemongrass can be found in the following blends:
Lemongrass can be found in the following kit: