Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Lemongrass essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Lemongrass essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s)Cymbopogon flexuosus, Andropogon flexuosus (East Indian); Cymbopogon citratus, Andropogon citratus (West Indian)

Steam distilled from the leaves of the plant.

Shelf life is 2 years.

Therapeutic properties of Lemongrass essential oil…

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Benefits of Lemongrass essential oil…

Circulatory: arthritis
Digestive: bloating, gas, poor digestion
Immune: inflammation
Limbic/Emotionalanxiety, irritability, stress, tension
Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
Nervous: nerve pain, anxiety, stress, tension
Skinbacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, wrinkles, body odor
HOMEairborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

Safety of Lemongrass essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • topically on under age 2 years
  • on hypersensitive, diseased, or damaged skin
  • around cats

When using topically, keep the dilution at or below 0.7% to prevent adverse reactions.

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