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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Lemongrass Essential Oil is extracted from the grassy leaves of the plant and has a sweet, fresh, and lemony aroma.  Lemongrass is believed to soothe tension while promoting an overall sense of calm in the body and mind.  It is known to relieve stress and uplift negative moods.   Lemongrass is also commonly used in beekeeping in the treatment of tracheal mites and to mimic the attractant pheromone of honeybees to help capture wild or displaced bee swarms.

Product Details

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus 

Origin: India

Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, fresh, fruity, earthy, bitter, and pungent.  

Consistency: Thin 

Color: Pale yellow

Note: Top - Middle

Blends Well With: Lime, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.

Family: Poaceae

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Grass

Uses

  • Diffuse 5 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil and 2 drops each of Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils to ease stress and soothe the pain of headaches.
  • Combine 5 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil with 1 tbsp of Sweet Almond Oil and massage into sore muscles to help relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Combine 10 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil with 1oz of Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to freshly cleansed skin to relieve redness and irritation.

Beekeeping: Apply a few drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil to the entrance of a hive lure to help attract displaced honeybees.

Safety & Caution

Avoid contact with eyes.

Do not use near any open flame.

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