Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Origin: Sri Lanka
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 potential and bright, spicy-lemon scent, Lemongrass is a well-known essential oil. The oil is steam distilled from Lemongrass’s yellow-green blades, which themselves have a citrus-like aroma. Dried and fresh lemongrass is used extensively in Asian cooking. Our Lemongrass essential oil is organically cultivated and steam distilled in Sri Lanka. Always use diluted; 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.