Lemongrass is known as being a helpful addition to outdoor sprays. It is refreshing and deodorizing when diffused, as well as being uplifting to the spirit. It can also be added, well-diluted, to a carrier oil to boost circulation, bringing warmth to overused muscles and joints.
Lemongrass contains citral, a powerful skin sensitizer, so it is very important to use lemongrass in proper dilution. In proper dilution, it is wonderful for the aches and pains associated with aging. Try 2 drops of lemongrass in two teaspoons (10 ml) of carrier oil along with 2 drops of lavender or sweet marjoram for a soothing muscle rub.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass essential oil has a fresh-oily, lemony, tea-like scent.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Fir Needle, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Pine and Spruce.
Cautions: To avoid the risk of various safety issues, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.6% for topical applications.