Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from
Cymbopogon flexuous (a.k.a. Andropogon flexuous,
Andropogon flexuosus, Cymbopogon flexuosus -
East Indian, Cochin, British India or native
lemongrass) from the Poaceae family.
The main chemical components of Lemongrass oil
are: Citral, Farnesol, Nerol, Citronellal and
Myrcene. Andropogon flexuosus and Cymbopogon
flexuous has far higher Citral content than that
of cymbopogon citrates.
Lemongrass oil has a lemony, sweet smell and
is dark yellow to amber and reddish in
color. It is watery in viscosity. Lemongrass
oil blends well with: Basil, Cedarwood,
Coriander, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender and
Application & Usage
It is a valuable ingredient in perfumes and
citrus-type soaps and is also an insect
The therapeutic properties of lemongrass oil
include Analgesic, Anti-depressant,
Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative,
Deodorant, Diuretic, Fungicidal,
Galactagogue, Insecticide and Tonic.
Most vegetarian capsules of Vitamin A are
made of this oil.
In Australia and India, it is mainly used as
an ingredient in Dishwashing Liquids and
Lemon grass oil is one of the major
essential oil used in the perfumery and
cosmetic industry. It is widely used in
scented soaps, sprays, deodorants, polishes,
It helps to reduce tension it can be useful
for stress related sexual problems, and
could explain its reputation as an
Also this oil reduces puffiness in skin and
is good hair tonic.
Manufacturers of bathing soaps and shampoos,
vegetarian vitamin A capsules, insect
repellent, pest repellent in the
agricultural field, beverages, flavors, high
value base perfumery deodorants, scents,
sprays, polishes, hair tonics, muscle toning
lotions, balms, dish washing liquid and
cloth washing soaps.