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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon


Improves Digestion
Boots Skin Health


Aroma: Fresh, Lemony and Herbaceous.

Extracted from the herb, lemongrass is an aromatic perennial grass that is fast-growing, reaching to 1.5m in height. Lemongrass is packed with a range of qualities that makes it a versatile oil.


Lemongrass - Aroma


History: Lemongrass is reported to have first appeared in Chinese, Sri Lankan and East Indian medicine primarily to treat fevers, digestive issues and skin infections. It may have been secretly exported by the Philippines as early as the 17th century, but came into wider global circulation in 1905, when news spread of a Sri Lankan researcher, J.F. Jovit, conducting research into its therapeutic benefits. Best known for its culinary properties, Lemongrass has also gained popularity as an effective essential oil due to is health benefits and variety of applications.
- Improves Digestion
- Boosts Skin Health
- Cleansing
Can Lemongrass Improve Digestion?
Lemongrass is well-known for its ability to help to tone a sluggish digestive system and stimulate the appetite. Soothing inflammation, it helps to calm discomfort, easing cramps and spasms as part of an abdominal massage blend. It can also help relieve nausea.
How Does Lemongrass Improve Skin Health?
Tonifying, deodorising and astringent, Lemongrass can be used to treat open and closed pores, especially benefitting blemish-prone skin. It also helps boost the skin’s elasticity. Irritated skin benefits from Lemongrass’ anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce redness.

Lemongrass-Skin Health


What Makes Lemongrass a Good Cleaner?

Containing 70-80% of the compound citral, this gives Lemongrass powerful antimicrobial qualities to make it an effective cleaner. It also has the ability to combat fungus and, like its close relative Citronella, it helps to repel unwanted pests and eliminate ticks and lice.



Aromatherapy – Add to diffuser to infuse a refreshing and uplifting atmosphere or as a steam treatment to deep cleanse the skin.
Massage – Dilute in chosen carrier oil to soothe muscle cramps and knots.
Cleaning – Follow a tested recipe to benefit from its powerful antimicrobial abilities.
Bath – Add to dispersant to enjoy its refreshing and mood lifting benefits.
Skincare – Add to a base lotion/oil to help the skin’s elasticity to help treat blemish-prone skin. Patch test before use.
Candles and Soaps – Suitable as a top note for blends.



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