Origin & History
Lemongrass is native to the tropical regions like Africa, Asia and Australia. It was traditionally used for medicinal, cosmetic and culinary purposes.
It is suggested that in 1905 lemongrass was first steam distilled into the essential oil.
It's reported that the Philippines exported lemongrass oil in the 17th century. The distribution was said to be restricted and kept a secret.
It was first introduced into warmer climates, before becoming popular in the US. Organic lemongrass essential oil is now one of the most popular oils in cosmetics.
Today it is used as a natural fragrance in cosmetics. It is often used in a diffuser, soaps, aromatherapy and homemade deodourisers.
Organic lemongrass essential oil has a sweet, refreshing scent with an earthy undertone.
It is often used as a top note and blends well with spicy, floral and other citrus scents. Lemongrass can blend with Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Grapefruit.
Here are a few of our favourite blends:
Sweet and floral blend:
3 drops Organic Lemongrass oil
3 drops Lavender oil
3 drops Eucalyptus oil
Fresh, floral and citrus scent:
4 drops Grapefruit oil
3 drops Frankincense oil
2 drops Organic Lemongrass oil
How to Store Your Oils
Make sure to keep your organic lemongrass essential oil sealed and out of direct sunlight. This will stop it from degrading over time and help prolong the quality. Make sure you keep the oil out of the reach of children.
Organic lemongrass essential oil is generally skin safe when diluted. Don't apply the undiluted oil to your skin, it could irritate sensitive skin and highly allergy prone skin.
Organic lemongrass should always be diluted with a carrier oil before being applied topically. We recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7% to avoid skin sensitisation.
We also recommend not using this essential oil in treatments for people with sensitive skin or for children.
We recommend that this essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy.
Like all essential oils, we suggest doing a small patch test with the diluted oil. This is to make sure there are no sensitive areas on the skin and to avoid an allergic reaction.
Make sure to keep out of reach of children, this is not a food grade product and is for external use only.
What is lemongrass essential oil?
Organic lemongrass essential oil is extracted through steam distillation from the lemongrass plant. It is a yellow to amber in colour and has a sweet, fresh scent.
Our organic lemongrass essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association. We are inspected annually to make sure we comply with their strict regulations.
Does lemongrass oil help sleep?
Lemongrass essential oil is said to benefit sleep as it relieves tension and anxiety. However, there are no studies testing the benefits of lemongrass for inducing sleep.
It has been found to reduce anxiety so may help with relaxation. It is suggested to use a diffuser or in a blend, to spread the scent around your sleeping area.
Can lemongrass essential oil be used as a natural insect repellent?
A 2019 study found lemongrass to be an effective natural repellent against mosquitos. It is suggested to blend a mixture of effective essential oils to create a good insect repellent.