Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass is a perennial grass with aromatic leaves.
- Botanical Family: Poaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves/Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Lemongrass is comprised of aldehydes (geranial, neral) and monoterpenes (myrcene).
- General: can be used as a mosquito repellent
- Circulatory: combats sluggish circulation and varicose veins
- Immune System: supports a compromised immune system and lymphatic drainage
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular and joint aches and pains, relieves muscle weakness
- Respiratory: soothing for respiratory infections
- Pregnancy: helps with varicose veins, circulatory and immune support, general fatigue, discomfort, and sweating
- Skin: minimizes oily skin and excessive sweating
- Nervous System: helps to deal with fatigue, nervous exhaustion, grief, and physical fatigue stemming from energetic overload
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: Top to mid note with a strong and lemony scent
- Longevity: The aroma of Lemongrass can last up to 92 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus, Green
- Blends well with: Cedarwood, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, May Chang, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Spearmint, Ylang Ylang
- According to Tisserand & Young: Oral use is cautioned for individuals on diabetes medication or who are pregnant.
- Cautions (all routes): Drugs metabolized by CYP2B6 (affentanil, methadone, propofol, valproate, bupropion, cyclophosphamide, tamoxifen, nicotine, SM-12502)
- Cautions (dermal): Hypersensitive, diseased or damaging skin, children under 2 years of age
Products Using Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.