Lemongrass Essential Oil – Organic
- Distillation Method: Steam
- Country of Origin: India
- Plant Part: Leaf
- Latin Name: Cymbopogon citratus
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the Oil: Pure Lemongrass essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of Lemongrass leaves, organically grown in India. This is a fine lemongrass essential oil variety, with a bright, fresh aroma, and exceptional therapeutic properties, Uplifting, clarifying and calming.
About The Plant
Also known as 'France Indian Verbena', Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 meters (4 feet) in height. It is native to the continent of Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia. The planting of Lemongrass is thought to 'heal the Earth' by its absorption and breakdown of toxic products.
About The Oil
This essential oil is distilled from lemongrass leaves is a yellow liquid with a fresh, grassy-lemon citrus aroma with an earthy undertone.
Lemongrass was originally used as a food flavoring in Asia. The fresh leaves are crushed in water and used as a hair wash and toilet water in India. The leaves can also be used as a source of cellulose and paper production. A majority of the essential oil is used for citral production which is used either for perfumery or flavor use and for pharmaceutical use in the synthesis of vitamin A.