Native to tropical regions of Asia, lemongrass has traditionally been used for medicinal, cosmetic, and culinary purposes.
This tall perennial plant has even earned the name “fever grass” in some cultures that brew the citrus-tasting grass into a tea in order to reduce high temperatures. Lemongrass continues to be among the most popular essential oils used for its effectiveness, health benefits, and versatility.
During the 1900s, news about the lemongrass plant and its therapeutic essential oil spread quickly around the world when a Sri Lankan researcher planted lemongrass at a farm in order to study its many uses.
Lemongrass would eventually be commercially cultivated in Florida and Haiti in 1947.
Today, lemongrass is used in tropical regions because it’s thought to reduce blood pressure and improve digestion.
It’s often used in Asian cuisine to flavour soups, teas, and curries with a subtle lemon flavour.
It’s also a key ingredient in many natural cleaning supplies and bug sprays.
Clean, sugary citrus, slightly sour
Dilute as needed for young or on those with sensitive skin
Plant parts used
Dilute as necessary for young or on those with sensitive skin. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas.
Pure Lemongrass is a favourite because the active biochemicals collaborate to affect our mind and body in unique ways:
This abundant component provides a sweet citrus aroma to lemongrass.
Similar to geranial in abundance and aroma, neral contributes to the lemony aroma that makes lemongrass oil so popular.
This sweet constituent helps add to Lemongrass’s energising citrus scent.