Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Origin: Sri Lanka
Size: 5ml, 1oz Value Size
Synonyms: Andropogon flexuosos, Cymbopogon citratus
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Sri Lanka
Composition: 100% Lemongrass essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of aerial parts
Primary Constituents: Aldehydes: citral
Viscosity: Thin, thickens with age
Color: Yellow to dark yellow
About: With its low cost, diverse therapeutic potential and bright, spicy-lemon scent, Lemongrass is one of the best-known essential oils. The oil is steam distilled from Lemongrass’s yellow-green blades, which themselves have a citrusy aroma. Try diffusing a few drops of this essential oil to purify air and encourage calm and relaxation. Add a boost to your home cleaning products by adding a few drops directly to liquid soaps, solutions and counter sprays. Always dilute for topical use; neat application may cause skin-irritation.
Common Uses: Lemongrass essential oil is added to household cleaning products, air-fresheners, lotion, soap, massage oils, salves for joints and muscles, soaking salts, salt scrubs, perfumes, colognes, foot baths, sugar scrubs, diffusers, respiratory salves, baths, body mist, reed diffusers, candles, smelling salts, and many other DIY products.
Blending Recommendations: Lemongrass blends well with nearly every other essential oil. It has a strong scent and a small amount adds warmth to any combination. It especially blends well with warm, spicy, woody, citrus, minty, and pungent scents.
Basil, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, May Chang, Melissa, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Wild Scotch Pine, Rosemary Cineol, Sage, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
- Lemongrass essential oil is not for hypersensitive skin or for children under 2 years of age.
- Do not use internally if pregnant or if taking diabetes medication.
- Maximum adults dilution: 2.5%; 14 drops per ounce of carrier.
- Maximum dilution recommended for children: 0.5% or 3 drops per ounce of carrier.
Shelf Life: 2 years in proper conditions before quality declines.
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.
Further product details including essential oil chemistry profiles can be found on the Veriditas by Pranarom website.