Cymbopogon also known as Lemongrasss, is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family. Lemon grass has an aroma that is similar to a lemon, it has a citrusy taste hence commonly cultivated as a culinary and medicinal herb. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, fever grass, tanglad, amongst many others. The lemongrass can be used fresh or dried and sometimes it takes a powder form.
It has a very clean, crisp aroma, with a distinct citrusy lemon feel, with a touch of botanical grasses which is the perfect scent for when you need an energy boost. It is praised for its stimulating properties and exotic fragrance. The overall effect is purifying, refreshing, and energizing.
Because of its fragrance, the oil is extracted and used in Perfumes. Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from partially dried leaves by a process of steam distillation.. Lemongrass does not flower, however the leaves are used for many purposes and is known to have several health benefits.
The scent of lemongrass is known to have an effect on the human senses. It helps you calm down, relieves stress and even insomnia. Just a few drops of lemongrass oil in an aromatherapy diffuser or scented candle can aid in a good night’s sleep hence it’s common use in aromatherapy.
Lemongrass scented candles, essential oils, and soaps are very popular. With its strong rejuvenating properties and uplifting nature, it helps revitalize the body and mind. The clear, sweet, lemony scent blends well with many other essential oils and aromas like chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, and patchouli, just to name a few.
Many aromatherapy enthusiasts use lemongrass oils when they need a refreshing pick me-up. It is used in spas to help customers relax and relieve their stress so they would have an even more amazing time at the spa. After a long, hard day the crisp, citrusy scent of lemongrass can help you fight fatigue, calm rattled nerves, and invigorate the senses. The sweet fragrance has been known to reduce stress related symptoms, uplift ones mood, and help with mental clarity and concentration. It is great for keeping the blues at bay or for when you just want a bright, energizing aroma.
Have you tried our Lemongrass infused products? You can purchase Lemongrass infused Candles, Body Oils, and Foot Soaks.