Botanical name: Cymbopogon flexuosus.
Country of origin: India.
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: flowering top.
Colour: dark yellow to amber and reddish.
Perfumery note: top.
Scent: fresh, powerful, cool, citrus-like.
Ingredients (INCI): Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil, Citral*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral.
Blends well with: basil, cedarwood, coriander, rose geranium, jasmine, lavender and tea tree.
- In diffusers, Lemongrass oil can be used for nervousness and as an insect repellant. It is also great to revive the mind when feeling lethargic and to energize as well as relieving fatigue.
- Lemongrass oil can be used in blended massage oil or diluted in the bath to assist with cellulite, digestive problems, as a diuretic, for infections, nervousness and as a general tonic.
- When used in a lotion or a cream, it has value in clearing cellulite, as well as toning the skin, opening blocked pores and helping with acne. The antiseptic properties are useful in treating athlete's foot and other fungal infections.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Acne (spot) prone|
|Country of origin||USA|
It is a perennial fast-growing aromatic grass, growing to about 1 m (3 ft) high with long, thin leaves and originally was growing wild in India. It produces a network of roots and rootlets that rapidly exhaust the soil.
In India it is known as 'choomana poolu' and is also referred to as 'Indian Verbena' or 'Indian Melissa oil' and used in Ayurvedic medicine to help bring down fevers and treat infectious illnesses. It is a valuable ingredient in perfumes and citrus-type soaps and is also an insect deterrent.