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LEMONGRASS OIL – Cymbopogon citratus

LEMONGRASS OIL – Cymbopogon citratus

  • R 25.00


Lemongrass Essential Oil
Botanical name: Cymbopogan flexuosus

Part used: fresh or dried leaves
Method: Steam distillation.
Colour: dark yellow to amber.
Consistency: thin
Perfumery Note: Top

Aroma: Fresh, sweet, lemony

  • Lemongrass is known as “Fevergrass” due to it’s ability to induce perspiration, thereby lowering fevers.
  • This is a very versatile oil with many health benefits, as well as being used for culinary purposes.
  • While lemongrass can be a skin irritant it is wonderful added to massage blends for muscle pain, headaches, and to relax and tone muscles.
  • It is a very good anti inflammatory and analgesic, as well as being anti septic with anti fungal, anti microbial and anti bacterial properties.
  • Lemongrass can be used to treat athlete’s foot and similar skin ailments, and used in treatments for oily skin and acne.
  • A good astringent it can be used in products for oily and falling hair, to stop bleeding, and help maintain gum health.
  • Used in aromatherapy for insomnia, anxiety, depression as it is calming.
  • Lemongrass is widely used as an insect repellent.

Constituents:
Myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, neral and geraniol

Warnings:
This oil can be a skin irritant, so a skin test before use is advised.
Not for pregnant or breast feeding women.

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