Lemongrass Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Lemongrass Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Oil Overview

Lemongrass essential oil has a lemony, sweet smell. Its colour ranges from dark yellow to amber and reddish. It has a watery consistency.

Oil Sources

Lemongrass originated in India and is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves by steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral.



Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, Antidepressant, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Bactericidal, Carminative, Deodorant, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Fungicide, Galactogogue, Insecticide, Nervine, Nervous Relaxant, Sedative, Tonic

Possible Uses

Circulation Problems, Colic, Headaches, Indigestion, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Respiration, Sore Throat, Stress, Tension


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Avoid in glaucoma and with children.
Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin.
Avoid during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Basil, Cedarwood, Coriander, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Tea Tree


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