Lemongrass Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Fresh-oily, lemony, tea-like scent
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood Virginian, Citronella, Fir Needle, Geranium Egyptian, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Pine Scots and Spruce Hemlock.
Cautions: To avoid the risk of various safety issues, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7% for topical applications.
Lemongrass contains citral, a powerful skin sensitizer, so it is very important to use Lemongrass in proper dilution. In proper dilution, it is wonderful for the aches and pains associated with aging. Try 2 drops of Lemongrass in two teaspoons (10 ml) of carrier oil along with 2 drops of Lavender or Marjoram for a soothing muscle rub.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.