Cymbopogon flexuous, also known as Cochin grass, Malabar grass, or Lemongrass, is a dense shrub found in moist regions of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other South-East Asian countries. The shrub has razor-shaped leaves that emit a strong fragrance with a lime-like hint. Lemongrass has been used to produce essential oils and perfumes for centuries. Its trade started in the early 19th century, gradually spreading as its therapeutic and aesthetic uses were realised on other shores.
Ecodrop’s Organic Lemongrass essential oil is produced from leaves of Cymbopogon flexuous grown in the tropical regions of eastern India and certified under UK Soil Association Organic Standards. The top portion of the leaf contains the highest concentration of oil, which gradually depletes in the presence of noon sun. To avoid this, Ecodrop harvests the leaves early in the morning, when morning dew is still present on the leaves. Advanced machinery and tools are used for precise cutting and to avoid splitting of the edges. It is then left to dry in the shade. When the dried leaves start giving out a strong aroma, these are sent for extraction of oil by the steam distillation process.
|Country of Origin:||East India|
|Botanical Name:||Cymbopogon flexuous|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Leaves|
|Colour:||Bright or Pale Yellow|
|Odour:||Clean, Crisp, Citrusy|
|Main Components:||Myrcene, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol|
|Bottled in the UK|
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Benefits and Uses
Insect repellent: The strong smell of Lemongrass is hated by insects, and they tend to leave the area as soon as they can. It is highly effective in repelling mosquitoes responsible for diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.
Skincare: It regulates the oil production of the skin and cures pimples and acne. It’s ideal for use during the summer season.
Common remedies: Lemongrass oil can treat headaches, relieve muscle cramps, reduce fever, and increase wound recovery rate.
Natural deodorant: With a pleasant fragrance and cooling effect, this citrus oil acts as a natural antiperspirant and deodoriser.
Haircare: Used in shampoo and hair oils, it repairs hair follicles, removes dandruff, and prevents lice formation.
Diffusion: Add 6-8 drops to your diffuser. Lemongrass blends well with Thyme, Marjoram, and other citrus oils.
Night cream: Add 15-20 drops to 30 ml of any carrier oil of your choice. Use as a night cream.
Insect repellent: Add 8-10 drops to distilled water and sprinkle the area around your house. Optionally, combine with Patchouli to repel more insect species.
Dandruff prevention: Add 4-5 drops to your shampoo. Alternatively, mix 3-4 drops in a tbsp of coconut oil. Give yourself a scalp massage with this oil once a week.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency). * “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
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- Avoid sun exposure after topical application of Lemongrass oil, as it is photosensitive in nature.
- In higher than recommended amounts, it may irritate sensitive skin.
- For External use only
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.