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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass Oil
    

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Grass

Color: Pale Yellow to Vivid Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Lemongrass Oil Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Constituents: Citral, Geranyl Acetate, Linalyl Acetate, Geranial, Neral, Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]

Safety Information: Avoid Lemongrass Oil in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. There is a slight risk of sensitization when using Lemongrass Oil. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 82, 146.]

Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

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