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Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus
Origin: India
Size: 5ml, 1oz

Synonyms: Andropogon flexuosos, Cymbopogon citratus

Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in India

Composition: 100% Lemongrass essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert

Extraction: Water-steam distillation of aerial parts

Active Constituents: Aldehydes: citral

Viscosity: Thin, thickens with age

Color: Yellow to dark yellow

About: With its low cost, diverse therapeutic potential and bright, spicy-lemon scent, Lemongrass is one of the best-known essential oils. The oil is steam distilled from Lemongrass’s yellow-green blades, which themselves have a citrusy aroma. Try diffusing a few drops of this essential oil to purify air and encourage calm and relaxation. Add a boost to your home cleaning products by adding a few drops directly to liquid soaps, solutions and counter sprays. Always dilute for topical use; neat application may cause skin-irritation.

Blending Recommendations: Lemongrass blends well with nearly every other essential oil. It has a strong scent and a small amount adds warmth to any combination. It especially blends well with warm, spicy, woody, citrus, minty, and pungent scents.

Basil, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Scotch Pine, Rosemary (all varieties), Sage, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme (all varieties), Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.

Safety Information: Lemongrass essential oil is not for hypersensitive skin or for children under 2 years of age. Do not use internally if pregnant or if taking diabetes medication.

Maximum adults dilution: 1%; 9 drops per ounce of carrier.

Maximum dilution recommended for children: 0.5% or 4 drops per ounce of carrier.

Chemistry:

Citral                                       82.11%

Geraniol                                   3.48%

Beta-Cyclocitral                       1.92%

Geranyle Acetate                     1.44%

Linalol                                     1.34%

Beta-Cartophyliene                 1.18%

6-Methyl-5-Heptene-2-One    1.05%

Alpha-Cyclocitral                     0.79%

Caryophyllene Oxyide             0.54%

Limonene                                0.50%

Eugenol                                   0.22%

4-Nananone                            0.21%

Isoeugenol                              0.10%

Methy Eugenol                       less than 10ppm

Safrol                                      less than 10ppm

Methychavicol                        less than 10ppm

Citronellol                              0.00%

Shelf Life: 2 years in proper conditions before quality declines.

Storage: Store upright, cap closed, in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.