Botanical name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Plant part: Leaf
Aromatic scent: Lemony, fresh, earthy
Blends well with: Grapefruit pink, Tea Tree, Lavender, Black pepper, Bergamot, Geranium
Volume: 10 ml
Native to Asia, it is now also cultivated in the West Indies and Africa. Lemon grass is an aromatic, fast growing perennial grass that can grow up to 4 feet in height. It absorbs and breaks down toxic products from the ground it grows on. It is used as a food flavoring throughout Asia. Its leaves provide a source of cellulose and for paper production. Most of its essential oil is used for obtaining citral, a chemical which is used either in the perfume industry or for the synthesis of vitamin A for pharmaceutical uses.
It is known to normalize high blood pressure and resolve headaches. It is a common component of insect repellent creams due to its effectiveness. It is essential for skin care as it tones the skin, helps with decreasing cellulite and reduces sebum production. In addition, it heals blemishes on the skin and helps treat bad odour. Moreover, it aids in relieving muscle and joint pain, and helps with correcting gastrointestinal disorders as well.