Common English Name: Lemongrass.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus.
Plant Family: Poaceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the grass.
Origin: Indigenous to Asia.
Plant Description: A tall, perennial grass that is aromatic. It has an extensive network of underground roots.
Main Chemical Components: Aldehydes (citral). West Indian lemongrass essential oil also contains monoterpenes whereas East Indian lemongrass essential oil contains a higher level of alcohols.
Blends Well With: Citrus essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: Oily skin, damaged skin, calming.
Fun Fact: Powerful insect repellent
Cautions for Use: Possible skin sensitivity in some people.