|Synonyms||Cymbopogon Citratus DC. and Cymbopogon Flexuosus|
|Optical Activity||[α]20/D −10 to 0°, neat|
|Boiling Point||224 °C(lit.)|
|Density||0.896 g/mL at 25 °C|
|Food Allergens||No Known Allergens|
|Place of Origin||Indian Subcontinent|
|Shelf Life||24 Months|
|Flash Point||194 °F / 90 °C|
The grass grows in dense clumps and has several stiff stems and slender blade-like leaves which drop towards the tips.
Benefits and Usage
Because of its high citral and geraniol content, Lemon grass oil is known to repel bugs such as mosquitoes and ants you can even use Lemon grass oil to prevent fleas. Apply a few drops to edges of your clothing to repel climbing insects like picks or you can even put on some massage oil to keep mosquitoes away.
To help soothe sore joints or muscle strains, combine equal parts fractional coconut oil and Lemongrass oil and rub topically on area of concern.
Lemongrass essential oil can be used for aromatherapy purposes as a natural air freshener. The light citrus fragrance of this oil helps in making the space smell fresh and cheerful.
Lemongrass oil can fight fatigue aromatically, much like stress relief. Instead of using harmful energy drinks or other similar treatments, give yourself a natural energy boost. You can diffuse this essential oil or use it topically by massaging it on your temples or applying it to your skin with a carrier oil.
Lemongrass has a fresh and earthy scent, leaving a fresh aroma to diffuse. It makes you feel clean, renewed, relaxed and refreshed, So it’s a great oil to diffuse at the starting of your day.
How to Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Use: Dilute with Coconut Oil or any other carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. (Skin Patch Test is recommended)
Extra care should be taken in case you are pregnant, breast feeding or taking any special medication. Keep out of reach of children. It is always advisable to seek the guidance of your physician or health care expert before choosing the appropriate oils for your unique individual constitution and medical condition.