Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil
Country of origin: Guatemala
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Scent Profile: Aromatic, Citral-like
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon, Citronella) has a fresh, sharp lemon-like scent with a slight hint of exotic ginger. On the other hand, what gives strength and support to this fragrant note is a definite soil-like and grassy undertone. It is bright and refreshing, incredibly well balanced, and is there to stir things up, wake and energize you. That is why it is one of the most common choices when it comes to aromatherapy.
Lemongrass pure essential is one of the most popular essential oils used today due to its effectiveness, health benefit, and wide range of applications. Because of its ability to lower body temperature, lemongrass has been given the name “feverfew” in some cultures that have made tea leaves to treat fever.
Lemongrass is one of approximately 55 other species of herbs in the Poaceae family. It originates from tropical regions such as Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania. Due to its wide application, lemongrass and lemongrass essential oil are produced worldwide today. The two most popular varieties of lemongrass are Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon flexuous. Although both can be used to make essential oils, the former is mainly used for culinary purposes, while the latter is more famous for use in essential oil mixes and perfumes.
The lemongrass plant has stems that are fibrous and smell like lemon. In the essential oil, lemongrass’s scent is fresh and light with a clear hint of lemon.
Lemongrass essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of fresh or partially dried lemongrass leaves. The oil manifests itself in colour from slightly yellow to very yellow and exudes a fresh, sweet, grassy, and citrus fragrant note after distillation. Perfumers especially like its relaxing effect, which is used in aromatherapy to treat depressive conditions. Although quite similar to the lemon’s aromatic note, lemongrass is still slightly different because you can feel that grassy moment in it. It is known to create a beneficial feeling of refreshment and invigoration, affects the elimination of bad moods, and relieves anxiety, stress, irritability, lethargy, nervousness and insomnia.
Paradoxically, it can increase alertness and energy on the one hand and calm down on the other. But this is the case only with pure essential oils, not synthetic substitutes. Because natural essential oils contain substances that even when they excite the nervous system, also contain substances that calm it down so that there is no imbalance as with synthetic substitutes.
Lemongrass pure essential oils deliver a mild, sweet, and citrus-like scent with loamy undertones. Only drip the essential oil into an oil diffuser and you can feel the exhaustion leaving your body. The soothing and relaxing scent of lemongrass can also rid you of stress and tension.