LEMONGRASS OIL, INDIA

Latin Name:  Cymbopogon flexuosus

Part of Plant:  Grass

Country of Origin:  India

Method of Production:  Steam distillation

Cymbopogon flexuosus, also known as Andropogon flexuosus, Malabar or Cochin grass, or most commonly East Indian Lemongrass, is a member of the Poaceae botanical family.  It is a fragrant perennial grass that is native to India and Sri Lanka, and popular for its use in cooking. 

 

Lemongrass essential oil has a strong, citrusy, lemon-like aroma that can easily overpower a blend.  It blends well with most citrus oils as well as herbaceous and floral oils.  Try blending with oils like Lemon, Bergamot, Rosemary, Peppermint, or Basil for a stimulating and invigorating blend to start out your workday.  Also, consider blending with oils like Grapefruit, Lime, and Tangerine for an uplifting afternoon diffuser blend.

 

Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).

 

Safety: 

Dermal Max: 0.7% 

Use caution topically with children under two and on sensitive, diseased, or damaged skin.  Possible drug interaction; potentially teratogenicity.  Use caution in certain instances during pregnancy.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  

 

DISCLAIMER: 

This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).


 

References:

Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

 

Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone

 

Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

 

LEMONGRASS OIL, INDIA

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