Latin Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled grass
Top note with citrus, fresh, earthy aroma.
Lemongrass has strong antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral qualities. Some use it in liquid hand soaps, along with skin nourishing oils like lavender. Also, defuse to disinfect air. It fortifies the nervous system and can uplift mood while energizing. It is also a digestive stimulant, used for colitis, indigestion and gastroenteritis. A natural insect repellent, with astringent properties make it great for oily skin issues, but at no more than a 1% dilution ( 5 drops per ounce of carrier).
Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Keep lemongrass in dark bottle in refrigerator when not in use. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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