Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass is also classified as Cymbopogon and is a member of the grass family Poaceae. Lemongrass is one of the most common essential oils for its usefulness, benefits, and a wide range of applications.
East Indian: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Bottle Depicting the Typical Color of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Pale Yellow to Vivid Yellow
Lemongrass Essential Oil smells fresh, lemony and slightly herbaceous.
Overview of the Plant
Lemongrass has long, aromatic leaves cut and distilled by steam to generate basic Lemongrass oil. Often, the lemongrass plant is used to remove essential oil for use in perfumes, detergents, soaps, etc.
Essential lemongrass oil comes from the lemongrass plant growing in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. With a small consistency and a lemony scent, the oil could be bright or pale yellow. Lemongrass's fragrance is new and sweet in essential oil with a hint of citrus.
- Lemongrass is common to tropical regions including Europe, India, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
- A popular theory claims that the popularity of Lemongrass Essential Oil on the global market is attributed to the appearance at the World Fair in 1951 of Citronella Essential Oil, a close relative of the Lemongrass plant.
Cultivated by family farmers in Southern India, lemongrass creates a smoky, aromatic citrus oil that offers a variety of benefits for the consumer. With a pungent aroma, Lemongrass essential oil is a favorite for relaxation, provides purifying skin benefits and encourages a positive outlook.
Uses and Benefits
One way to enjoy the benefits of important Lemongrass oil is to spray the oil at home in your diffuser. Try using Lemongrass oil if you want to counteract nervousness. Diffusing Lemongrass essential oil may also help promote a positive outlook and increase awareness.