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Lemon Verbena Essential Oil

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  • 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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Product Description

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!

Of Interest

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.

Drops per ml
Blending Tips 58
Chemical Families
Aldehydes 51.26%
Monoterpenols 41.61%
Esters 4.52%
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Primary Constituents
geranial 47.99%
beta citral 35.84%
geranyl acetate 4.12%
nerol 2.46%
inalool 1.27%

Properties

Therapeutic Properties

GENERAL

protects cells against oxidative damage
strengthens
enlivens

SKIN CARE

tones the skin
increases suppleness
neutralizes microbes
neutralizes insects (especially mosquitoes)
deodorizes
reduces sebum production
helps heal blemishes

IMMUNE SYSTEM

neutralizes microbes
reduces body temperature
disinfects

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

eases discomfort
decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
soothes sore muscles

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

settles digestion
increases absorption in the intestines
promotes normal peristalsis
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
stimulates the digestive system

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

increases circulation
decreases listlessness
helps to reduce excess buildup of fluid in the body

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

neutralizes fungus (specifically candida)
increases milk flow in nursing mothers

NERVOUS SYSTEM

sharpens mental clarity
uplifting
improves mood
strengthens the nervous system
helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
promotes sleep
calms the nervous system

ENERGETICS

It has been employed in Ayurveda for centuries for infectious illness and fever.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

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.

Application

INHALATION

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.

TOPICAL

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.

Aromatherapy Details

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.

Ingestion

Do not take lemongrass essential oil internally.

Safety

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.

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