Botanical Name:Cymbopogon flexuosus  

Lemongrass is a very strong top note featuring a penetrating, fresh earthy, citrusy scent. 


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Lemongrass Essential Oil 

Main Constituents:
 Citral: 60 – 82% 

Plant Description: The lemongrass plant, scientifically known as Cymbopogon citratus, is a tall, perennial grass treasured for its citrusy aroma and culinary and medicinal uses. It features long, slender leaves with sharp edges and grows in clumps with a fountain-like appearance. Lemongrass thrives in tropical and subtropical climates, where it flourishes in well-drained soil and ample sunlight. The plant’s stalks and leaves are rich in essential oils, particularly citral, which gives lemongrass its distinct lemony scent and flavor. Lemongrass is commonly used in cuisines around the world, as well as in teas, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy for its refreshing and invigorating properties. 

Origin: India
Plant Part: Leaves 

Processing Method: Steam distilled  

History of Oil: The history of lemongrass essential oil spans centuries and cultures. Originating from the aromatic leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant (Cymbopogon citratus), it has been actively utilized for its medicinal and aromatic properties.   

In ancient times, lemongrass was revered in traditional medicine across Asia, particularly in India, Thailand, and China. It was used to treat various ailments, including digestive issues, fevers, and infections.   

During the Middle Ages, lemongrass essential oil gained popularity in Europe, where it was introduced through trade routes. It became a staple in herbal medicine, valued for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects.   

In the 19th century, lemongrass essential oil experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of aromatherapy. Its citrusy fragrance was prized for its uplifting and energizing effects on the mind and body.   

In modern times, lemongrass essential oil continues to be cherished for its versatile applications. It is commonly used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mood. Additionally, it is valued for its antibacterial properties and is used in skincare products, natural remedies, and household cleaners. 

Today, lemongrass essential oil remains a beloved choice in natural health and wellness practices, maintaining its status as a timeless and cherished essential oil.
Benefits/Suggested Uses:   

  • Lemongrass oil possesses analgesic properties that may help alleviate muscle aches, joint pain, and headaches when applied topically. 
  • It may aid in digestion and alleviate digestive discomfort such as indigestion, bloating, and gas due to its carminative properties. 
  • Lemongrass oil’s citrusy aroma is thought to have calming and relaxing effects, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation when used in aromatherapy. 
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis, rheumatism, and inflammatory skin conditions. 
  • Lemongrass oil may help relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, and congestion due to its expectorant properties, which can help loosen mucus and clear the airways. 
  • It is commonly used as a natural insect repellent due to its citronella content, which helps deter mosquitoes and other insects. 

Blends well with: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood, and Lemon  

Harmony Naturals’ Products: Single note and Natural Insect Repellent
Cautions: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Additional information


1/2 oz Single Note Essential Oil


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