Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 metres (4 feet) in height. It is native to Asia, but users now cultivate it mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.
Color: Yellow to brownish yellow liquid
Common Uses: Lemongrass Essential Oil is also known for its invigorating and cleansing properties. Used in facial toners as its astringent properties may assist in reducing the look of oily or greasy skin. With its uplifting aroma, Lemongrass Essential Oil further strengthens the senses and can be used in bath for soothing purposes. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon.
Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
History: Traditional Indian medicine has used Lemongrass Essential Oil to treat infectious illness and also fever.
Cautions: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
It is recommended that this essential oil be stored in dark amber, blue or green glass bottles since it has been found to dissolve aluminum bottles.
Storage recommendation: Transfer oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Aroma and colour might change due to production proces
Precautions for safe handling
No direct lighting. No smoking. Ensure prompt removal from eyes, skin and clothing. Wash hands and other exposed areas with mild soap and water before eating, drinking or smoking and when leaving work. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety procedures.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Provide local exhaust or general room ventilation to minimize dust and/or vapour concentrations. Keep container closed when not in use