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Lemongrass (Guatemala) Essential Oil

Lemongrass (Guatemala) Essential Oil

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one ounce bottle
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one pint bottle

Our lemongrass essential oil is produced from a species of ornamental grass also known as Guatemala lemongrass and West Indian lemongrass. In addition to a stimulating, lemony fragrance, the oil lends astringent qualities to various cosmetics, perfumes and natural insect repellents.

Bulk Lemongrass Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Spice Co

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information at a glance
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyMay irritate sensitive skin. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing, unless under the care of a qualified health care practitioner.
flash point169°F / 76°C
fragrance note classification top

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a cool, dry place in a tightly-sealed, glass bottle.
appearance & aromaPale in color with a fresh, clean, citrus scent.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or vaporize to help ease congestion and cough. The oil is said to help relieve headache and jet lag.
cosmetics / personal careAdd a few drops to homemade lotions, creams and deodorants.
massage / bath / spaBlend with carrier oil for use in massage work or dilute in bath water.
perfumeryCombine with other essential oils to make your own personal fragrances.
craftsUse to give scent to floral crafts, candles and potpourri.
industrialLemongrass oil is used in the cosmetic and fragrance industries.
householdThe oil is added to candles and other products designed to deter mosquitoes.

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[ tip: The peppery scent of basil essential oil blends nicely with lemongrass in perfumes, colognes and aroma sprays. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

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[ tip: Dilute lemongrass essential oil in skin-loving apricot kernel oil for use in massage.  ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Dilute lemongrass essential oil in skin-loving apricot kernel oil for use in massage.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

essential oil

Green and citrusy. Blends well with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime and sweet orange.

formulas & recipes

essential oil

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what else you should know

essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil is distilled from two varieties of cultivated fresh grass (Cymbopogon citrates and C. flexuosus, West Indian lemongrass and East Indian lemongrass, respectively). While originally from India, it also grows in other tropical areas including Brazil, China, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, parts of central Africa, and the West Indies. The grass grows to three feet in height and can be harvested twice yearly.

The main constituent of the oil is citral which accounts for 65-85%. The grass is multifunctional, not only in its various uses, but once the oil has been distilled, the grass can be fed to cattle.

The oil can be used in a foot bath (dilute first with a carrier oil) to refresh tired feet and can aid in excessive sweating. One of the main benefits of lemongrass oil is as an insect repellant for both humans and animals (fleas and ticks).

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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