- Lemongrass Oil is extracted from the fresh, or partially dried, leaves of the Cymbopogon citratus, by steam distillation. This perennial aromatic plant grows up to three feet in height and spreads a foot wide. This plant will flourish year round where the temperature stays 45 degrees or above. It goes dormant in the winter months and is not frost hardy. It's rich in citral, an ingredient in lemon peel, so it has a pungent lemon scent, withinsect repellent properties. Lemongrass is found around the world in countries including: India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Lemongrass can be found in raw leaf form, capsules, powders, sprays, liquids and as an essential oil. Lemongrass essential oil is dark yellow to reddish brown in color. It has numerous benefits and is used in various ways.
BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS:
Relieves common colds; coughs, runny nose, fever
Aids in digestion
Relieves arthritis pain
Soothes dry itchy scalp
Controls oily scalp conditions
Controls dry scalp conditions
Stimulates hair growth
Contains benefits of vitamin C
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL USES:
Aromatherapy, Medicinal, Insect Repellant, Air Freshener, Skin, Hair and Scalp Conditions
CAUTION! Lemongrass is safe to use in moderation, but should be avoided by young children, pregnant women, those with kidney or liver disease, those with glaucoma and those with sensitive skin. Essential oils contain bioactive ingredients. This means they contain natural chemicals that interact with biological systems. They're potent chemicals and should be used with care! Never use large amounts of essential oils externally, or internally. Never use them straight. They must always be diluted in carrier oil, or soap, lotion, or other buffering agent.
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