Lemongrass is the fast-growing tall perennial aromatic grass native to tropical and sub-tropical climates of Asia, Australia and Africa. It grows upto 1.5 metre (4 ft.) in height and has fresh citrusy scent with earthy undertones belonging to Poaceae family.
Lemongrass oil is obtained via steam distillation while its leaves are used to make lemongrass tea which calms and freshens the mind. Its main content is Citral which belongs to Aldehydes family of chemistry.
Lemongrass has an uplifting aroma and is known for its invigorating and purifying properties. It also reduces the oiliness of skin due to its astringent properties and hence works great for oily skin types.
It possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and inhibits the spread of microbes. It is also recommended for clear thinking and good concentration. Due to its relaxing and refreshing aroma it calms and relaxes the mind. Just diffuse 4-5 drops in ultrasonic diffuser and you will feel the difference. That is why it is the top choice in luxury resorts, spas and hotels.
Lemongrass hydrosol is a good substitute for natural bug and mosquito spray as its aroma ward off insects and purify the air. It is also good for smelly feet.
With so many uses of just one essential oil, this product is a must in your daily routine right?
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