Lemon Verbena Essential Oil
- Distillation Method: Steam Distilled
- Country of Origin: France
- Plant Part: Flower
- Latin Name: Lippia Citriodora
- Cultivation: Wild Grown
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About the Oil: Lemon Verbena essential oil has an intensely bright, uplifting scent with warm floral undertones that’s great for tiredness, apathy and listlessness as well as calming and relaxing the body and mind.
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About The Plant
A handsome deciduous perennial shrub up to 5 meters high with a woody stem, very fragrant, delicate, pale green, lanceolate leaves arranged in threes, and small, pale purple flowers. Often grown as an ornamental bush in gardens. Lemon verbena is native to Chile and Argentina, and cultivated in the Mediterranean region as well as Kenya and China. The oil is mainly produced in southern France and North Africa.
About The Oil
Lemon and other ‘bright-scented’ aromatics appear to have the potential for decreasing the activity of acetylcholine-esterase, which breaks down acetylcholine, the primary information-related neurotransmitter. We’ve been searching for a high-quality Lemon Verbena essential oil for some time, and have finally found one we love!
The uses of lemon verbena are similar to those of mint, orange flowers and melissa. The dried leaves are still used as a popular household tea especially on the Continent, both as a refreshing, uplifting ‘pick-me-up’ and to help restore the liver after a hangover. The essential oil is commonly used in perfumery and citrus colognes.
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protects cells against oxidative damage
tones the skin
neutralizes insects (especially mosquitoes)
reduces sebum production
helps heal blemishes
reduces body temperature
decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
soothes sore muscles
increases absorption in the intestines
promotes normal peristalsis
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
stimulates the digestive system
helps to reduce excess buildup of fluid in the body
neutralizes fungus (specifically candida)
increases milk flow in nursing mothers
sharpens mental clarity
strengthens the nervous system
helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
calms the nervous system
It has been employed in Ayurveda for centuries for infectious illness and fever.
Lemongrass is uplifting and energizing. It aids our logical thinking and is ideal for use at home or work wherever clear, fresh thinking and good concentration is needed. It can be a secret helper for those who have trouble getting started in the morning. Its balancing effects on body energy is used with success to manage the difficulties of jet travel.
direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Excellent for clearing and disinfecting the air in the home or office.
To repel insects, a diffusion blend of Geranium, Lemon Tea Tree and Citronella with Lemongrass is highly effective.
massage, compress, skincare
Lemongrass essential oil tightens the elastin fibers in the epidermis and subcutis (the connective tissues) and is recommended in the aftercare of sports injuries, sprains, bruises and dislocations.
Further, lemongrass essential oil has also been studied as an anti-fungal agent against Candida, a naturally occurring fungus in our bodies which can 'overgrow' due to dietary imbalances (possibly too high a sugar intake), resulting in vaginal irritation, rashes (particularly on the feet) and the like. Topical application may be best to utilize these properties, in a 5-10% dilution in any carrier oil.
Lemongrass is also used a mosquito repellent, and has been the subject of many studies investigating this use. Lemongrass can be highly effective, especially when combined with other oils often used for keeping away insects, such as Geranium, Lemon Tea Tree and Citronella. These oils can be combined in topical formulas (with a total essential oil concentration up to 15%).
To support immune response blend in a dilution of a carrier oil and massage onto the soles of the feet.
To temporarily soothe muscular aches and pains, mix a few drops into Epsom salts or directly into a warm bath.
Lemongrass essential oil has a deep, grassy-lemon citrus aroma with a slightly sweet balsamic, musky and earthy undertone.
This oil would most suitably blend with: Pine, Basil, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium and Lemon oils.
For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils.
Do not take lemongrass essential oil internally.
Although considered non-toxic, use of Lemongrass essential oil should be avoided in cases of glaucoma and with children because of its potency. Use caution in cases of prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged epidermal areas. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
Avoid use during pregnancy.