Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon citratus) from India is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil produced using a solvent to extract the oil from the grass.
Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil
The aroma is so lemony, fresh, invigorating and uplifting. Its’ aroma intensely strong and “lemony”. It’s a wonderful essential oil to work with if you are looking for an oil that can help give you an emotional boost. It’s great to include in blends for use when you need to lift your spirit and focus on the tasks at hand.
The cultivation of lemongrass originated in Sri Lanka and is now cultivated in the West Indies, India Africa and tropical Asia. It has been used in cooking for its citrus like flavor for centuries throughout Southeast Asia. Our Therapeutic Quality Lemongrass Essential Oil is cultivated in India using steam distillation. The plant grows to two feet in height with bright green sword-like leaves and a bulbous root. The oil is amber in color and has a fresh, citrus scent. The smell of Lemongrass Essential Oil is very strong with a middle to top note. Lemongrass Essential Oil blends well with lime, bergamot, tagetes, lavender(true), orange(sweet), angelica(root), and cedarwood essential oils.
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality pure oils from around the world. To ensure that our oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
Lemongrass Essential Oil is on our Restricted List
Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
More more info on the safe use of essential oils, it would probably be a good idea to add Tisserand and Young’s book on Essential Oil Safety to your library if you don’t already have one. Here’s a link to it and some others on our website: https://artisanaromatics.com/
In their book on Essential Oil Safety, Tisserand and Young caution that a drug interaction may occur if using drugs metabolized by CYP2B6 and that there is a risk of teratogenicity. They precaution against topical use in children and infants under age 2 and for those with hypersensitive/diseased/damaged skin. They recommend a dermal maximum of 0.7%.
This essential oil poses a higher risk of causing irritation and sensitization when used in the bath. Avoid using it in the bath, even if it is solubilized/diluted.
Lemongrass has many traditional medicinal properties and is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine. In Sanskrit, “Ayus” means life, “Veda” means science (knowledge), thus “Ayurveda” translates as “Science of Life”. Lemongrass essential oil is considered to be very good to balance a Pita excess in Ayurvedic medicine. Lemongrass essential oil is considered to have Yang properties in Chinese medicine and corresponds to the air element. Mercury is the astral body associated with lemongrass and lemongrass is considered to have magical powers associated with lust and protection.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations