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Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Name:  Lemongrass Essential Oil

Species:  Cymbopogon flexuosus

Part: Grass

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Fresh and lemony with a splash of spice


Lemongrass Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name: Lemongrass Essential Oil
Batch: CF121L7
Species: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Part: Grass
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Class: Aldehyde
Source: India
Color: Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Note: Top
Aroma: Fresh and lemony with a splash of spice
Blend Ideas: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, CilantroEucalyptus, Fennel, FrankincenseGeranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang

We source only pure essential oils.

Before I utter a single word about the ways I use lemongrass essential oil . . . let me remind you of the power packed in each drop.  I have a friend who cleans houses.  She uses green products wherever she can and one of those is a mixture she makes with lemongrass to clean soap scum off shower doors.  One day, she had no gloves on and her fingernail polish was removed as she cleaned.  This is one powerful oil, folks!

Personally, my favorite use for lemongrass is for sore muscles and relieving various aches and pains.  I add it to a master blend, then dilute and use during times that I need it, but I do not make up much at a time.  I'm very good at finding furniture with my toes . . . and that blend is my buddy when I've done it once again.  Dilution is absolutely necessary with this oil because it's a known sensitizer.

The antibacterial qualities of lemongrass make it an great addition for immune boosting regimes, including diffusing (research has shown that it's effective when diffused against several pathogens) and cleaning products.  Wiping surfaces down with powerful antibacterial agents is a big part of stopping the spread of the germs.  Topically, it must be highly diluted.  We do not recommend it as a hand sanitizer unless it's diluted properly.

Diffusing lemongrass essential oil at night is not recommended as it is a very stimulating oil and could create problems with sleep.  Instead, use it during the day when you will appreciate that invigorating, fatigue-relieving aroma.

The disinfecting properties can be useful in caring for oil-prone skin.  Lemongrass is known to help clean the pores as well as tighten them.  This is only recommended in a good moisturizing carrier, like jojoba.  A note here from my days in cosmetology . . . sometimes skin is oily because it's trying to compensate for dryness.  I know, it is confusing but it's true.  Cleansing well, then using diluted lemongrass in jojoba is recommended.  Personally, I love rosehip oil in my skincare, so my carrier would be a mixture of both jojoba and rosehip oils.

Max topical use is 0.7%.  This is equivalent to approximately 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil in 15mL of carrier!  Dilute appropriately.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.

2 reviews for Lemongrass Essential Oil

  1. derfzeus (verified owner)

    This is a favorite of mine to use in a pain blend. Awesome scent!

  2. verginturk (verified owner)

    This is my favorite Lemongrass! I thought I didn’t like Lemongrass as I had tried several companies, but DeRu came thru! This Lemongrass isn’t as sickly sweet as others, it’s smoother and a bit grassier. Love it! Smoooooth….

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Lemongrass Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, lemongrass essential oil may cause skin sensitization — max dermal dilution to avoid this is 0.7%.  Do not use if you’re taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6, diabetes medication, are pregnant. are hypersensitive, have diseased or damaged skin, or with children under 2 years of age.   Lemongrass essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Lemongrass essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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    1. A Comparative Study of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) Essential Oil Extracted by Microwave-Assisted Hydrodistillation (MAHD) and Conventional Hydrodistillation (HD) Method


    2. A Study on Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils of Different Cultivars of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)


    3. Antibacterial activity of essential oils and their major constituents against respiratory tract pathogens by gaseous contact


    4. Antimicrobial action and anti-corrosion effect against sulfate reducing bacteria by lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil and its major component, the citral


    5. Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils of Four Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus Steud) Varieties


    6. Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Herbal and 0.2% Chlorhexidine Mouthrinse against Streptococcus mutans: An In-vitro Study


    7. Chemical composition and citral content in lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil at three maturity stages


    8. Chemical composition and insecticidal activity of Cymbopogon citratus essential oil from Cuba and Brazil against housefly


    9. Comparing chlorhexidine mouthwash with natural mouthwashes in prevention and treating gingivitis: A systemic review


    10. Comparison of Extraction Methods for Marker Compounds in the Essential Oil of Lemon Grass by GC


    11. Design and formulation of a topical hydrogel integrating lemongrass-loaded nanosponges with an enhanced antifungal effect: in vitro/in vivo evaluation


    12. Effect of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil on Biofilm-biocorrossion in Formation Water Environment


    13. The Effectivity of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) Extract Against Porphyromonas Gingivalis (IN-VITRO)


    14. GC-MS Analysis and Antimicrobial Screening of Essential Oil from Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)


    15. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil demonstrated anti-inflammatory effect in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts


    16. Optimisation of Water Soluble Essential Oil from Lemongrass Leaves using Steam Distillation


    17. Physiochemical investigation of essential oils from three Cymbopogon species cultivated in Sudan


    18. Polylactic Acid—Lemongrass Essential Oil Nanocapsules with Antimicrobial Properties


    19. Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Cymbopogon citratus, stapf (Lemon grass)


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    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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