Lemongrass Oil (Organic)
Known for its uplifting, restorative properties, Lemongrass oil is a popular choice for inclusion in sports massage blends. It is cleansing and deodorizing, and can also be used as an effective insect repellent. Blends well with Geranium, Lavender True and Cedarwood Atlas.
Lemongrass is of Indian origin and comes from a family of fragrant grasses which include Palmarosa and Citronella. Today it is cultivated in many tropical countries including central Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Malaysia and Nepal. Lemongrass plays an important role in traditional Indian medicine primarily in the treatment of fever and disease. It also appears in traditional Chinese medicine, indicated for rheumatism, headaches, colds and stomach pain.
It has been found to have a number of properties including analgesic, anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, sedative and nervine. Like its cousin Citronella, it is also effective as an insect repellent.