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Pure Citronella Java Essential Oil Purenaissance Therapeutic, Best for Aromatherapy and Diffuser/10 ml

Pure Citronella Java Essential Oil Purenaissance Therapeutic, Best for Aromatherapy and Diffuser/10 ml

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The lemongrass of Java or Ceylon is a grass native to Indonesia. It has long, narrow leaves up to 2 m in length, as well as linear stems and inflorescences. Depending on the geographical area (Java, Sri Lanka, Vietnam), lemongrass are large perennial herbs, which may belong to wild or cultivated species.

Anyone who consumes an Indonesian meal, will inevitably submit his taste buds with rich aromas of Lemongrass. It's a beautiful essential oil to work with if you are looking for an essential oil that can help give you an emotional boost when life is challenging.

Because of its success, the essential oil of Lemongrass began to be produced in high volume from the eighteenth century. Today, it is still commonly used for its anti-mosquito repellent properties, and appreciated for its taste and its characteristic smell. It is also frequently used in the formulation of insect repellents and consumer products including some cleaning products and some hygiene products.

As the name implies, lemongrass smells just like lemons, but it is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. This grass is used in countless beverages(including tea), desserts, and other forms of culinary creations as a flavoring agent when fresh lemon is not available or is not to be used because of its potent flavor. It is widely used in Chinese and Thai recipes. It grows and spreads very fast like any other grass and fetches a good price in the market, which makes it a profitable and common item in organic and mainstream markets.

Lemongrass ID card:

Common Name: Java Lemongrass, Ceylon Lemongrass, Lemongrass (English name)

Latin name: Cymbopogon winterianus, Cymbopogon nardus

Appearance: watery viscosity.

Color: Pale Yellow to Vivid Yellow

Odor: Fresh, lemony, earthy

Botanical Family: Poaceae

Organ: Aerial part

Processing Method: Steam distillation

Type: 100% pure

Origin: Indonesia

Preferred uses: Dermal, respiratory tract, diffusion

Storage conditions:

Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: Avoid storage near extreme heat, ignition sources or open flame. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed receptacles.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from foodstuffs. Store away from oxidizers, strong acids, strong bases.

Chemical composition:

Terpenic aldehydes (35-65%): citronnellal
Monoterpenols (30-40%): geraniol, citronellol
Esters: Citronellyl and geranyl acetate

A little chemistry

Density at 20 ° C: 0.880 to 0.897
Refractive index at 20 ° C: 1.466 to 1.475
Rotatory power at 20 ° C: -5 ° to + 1 °
Flash point: + 81 ° C


Respiratory protection : Assure a good ventilation of work place.

Hand protection : Plastic or synthetic rubber impermeable gloves.

Eye protection : Goggles giving complete protection to eyes. Eyewash bottle with clean water.

Skin and body protection : Clothes for chemical protection to avoid contact.

Ingestion : Do not eat, drink and smoke while using INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE : Provide an extraction or global ventilation of the work place to reduce concentrations of the steams.


Ingestion : Do not try to vomit. Rinse mouth. Consult a doctor.

Eye contact : Wash immediately and abundantly the eyes with a good running water at low pressure. Consult an ophthalmologist.

Skin contact : Sprinkle abundantly with water during at least 15 minutes.

Inhalation : Remove victim to fresh air

Lemongrass essential oil properties:

1- antibacterial:

Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection. Research from 2010 found lemongrass essential oil was effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria including those that cause:

skin infections
blood infections
serious intestinal infections

2- antifungal:

Fungi are organisms like yeast and mold. According to an older study from 1996, lemongrass oil was an effective deterrent against four types of fungi. One type causes athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch.

3- anti-inflammatory:

Chronic inflammation is thought to cause many health problems. These include arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Lemongrass contains citral, an anti-inflammatory compound.

According to a 2014 study on animals, oral lemongrass essential oil showed powerful anti-inflammatory abilities on mice with carrageenan-induced paw edema. The oil also demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects when applied topically on mice with ear edema.

4- antioxidant:

Antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals that damage cells. Research has shown that lemongrass essential oil helps hunt free radicals. According to a 2011 study, lemongrass oil mouthwash showed strong antioxidant abilities. Researchers suggest it’s a potential complementary therapy for non-surgical dental procedures and gingivitis.

5- prevents gastric ulcers or relieve nausea:

Lemongrass is used as a folk remedy for a number of digestive problems, ranging from stomachaches to gastric ulcers. It helps prevent gastric ulcers, a common cause of stomach pain.

6-It eases diarrhea:

lemongrass may help slow diarrhea. The study showed that the oil reduced fecal output in mice with castor oil-induced diarrhea, possibly by slowing intestinal motility.

7-It reduces cholesterol:

High cholesterol may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s important to keep your cholesterol levels stable. Lemongrass is traditionally used to treat high cholesterol and manage heart disease. The study found that lemongrass oil significantly reduced cholesterol in rats who had been fed a high cholesterol diet for 14 days. The positive reaction was dose-dependent, which means that its effects changed when the dose was changed.

8- Regulates blood sugar and lipids:

Lemongrass oil may help reduce blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Study carried in 2007 showed lemongrass oil lowered blood sugar levels. It also changed lipid parameters while increasing so-called good cholesterol levels (HDL).

9- pain reliever:

The citral in lemongrass essential oil may help ease pain as it relieves inflammation.

10-Soothing stress and anxiety:

High blood pressure is a common side effect of stress. Many studies have shown that aromatherapy eases stress and anxiety. Combining aromatherapy with massage may bring greater benefits.

11-It relieves headaches and migraines:

Lemongrass relieves pain caused by headaches and migraines. The researchers believe that a compound in lemongrass called eugenol has similar abilities to aspirin. Eugenol is thought to prevent blood platelets from clumping together. It also releases serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that regulates mood, sleep, appetite, and cognitive functions.

12- Deodorization and clean air:

Many people know the rich, spicy and lemony scent of this plant. In addition to its moderate anti-infectious properties, Lemongrass essential oil will have all its usefulness to clean the air. Its compounds will help eliminate odors and limit the development of pathogens.

13- Repellent and Anti-mosquito:

Lemongrass present in high content in Citronella essential oil, as well as geraniol, help to keep insects away and destroy their larvae. Citronellar is particularly effective as a mosquito repellent.

Indications of the lemongrass essential oil :

Cutaneous application (massage): Arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, sprain, rheumatism, mosquito bite, tendonitis
Respiratory tract (diffusion, inhalation, olfaction): Mosquito repellent.

Tips for using the essential oil of lemongrass:


Sting of insects: a pure drop on the bite or diluted with a drop of sweet almond oil or other.

Excessive sweating: in massage instead of a deodorant.


Arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis: in massage, diluted, in a vegetable oil of support. Treat the painful areas as well as the spine.


Repellent of biting insects: in atmospheric diffusion or anointing on exposed limbs, mainly after 16 hours. Renew 3 times. At night, put 2 drops of the oil on the back of the collar of a pajamas or on the back of the pillow. To protect the face, young children, apply on clothes, hair, mosquito nets.

Tips for using lemongrass essential oil for beauty:

Itching due to insect sting: Apply directly to the sting, to reduce pruritus and redness.

Makes Hair Shiny & Silky: Use lemongrass essential oil! It removes excess oils on the scalp & hair which keeps your hair looking silky and shiny. You can add a few drops directly to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, make a hair rinse with it or even make your own lemongrass shampoo! Here’s how:

Combine ¼ cup liquid castile soap, ½ cup distilled water, ½ tsp. vegetable glycerin, 1 tsp jojoba oil and 9 drops lemongrass essential oil together to form a frothy mixture. Now pour it into a squirt bottle. Use as normal shampoo. It will be watered down and less lathery as compared to store-bought shampoo but it works.

Anti-Cellulite Scrub: In a medium-sized bowl, pour 1 cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup olive oil and 7 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Mix well to form a slightly gritty scrub and store in an air tight container. Use 1 tbsp of this scrub every other day in the shower on cellulite-prone areas.

Reduces Oily Skin: Among the best beauty benefits of lemongrass essential oil is its oil control action. It is a natural astringent which reduces excess oily skin. You can make a refreshing fragrant oil control facial toner as follows:

Pour ½ cup of distilled water into a 4 oz glass spray bottle using a small funnel. Next add 1 tsp witch hazel and 3 drops lemongrass essential oil. Cap tightly and lightly mist it all over your clean face. Let it dry then moisturize with a water-based moisturizer.

Synergies with lemongrass essential oil :

With essential oils of cedar and geranium to ward off mosquitoes.

With essential oils of lavender aspic and peppermint for a curative effect of mosquito bites.

With essential oils of wintergreen, lemon eucalyptus, juniper against rheumatism, arthritis, joint pain, tendonitis.

Possible side effects and risks:

Lemongrass essential oil is highly concentrated. Its side effects aren’t well-studied. In some people, they may be stronger than the side effects of the lemongrass plant.

Lemongrass may cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation when used topically.

Other reported side effects of oral lemongrass include:

increased appetite
increased urination

Essential oils may be toxic when ingested. You shouldn’t ingest lemongrass essential oil. Lemongrass, in its plant-form, is generally safe to use in food and beverages. Higher amounts may increase your risk of developing side effects.

You should also talk to your doctor before use if you:

have diabetes or low blood sugar
have a respiratory condition, such as asthma
have liver disease
are undergoing chemotherapy
are pregnant
are breastfeeding

You shouldn’t use lemongrass as a complementary therapy or in place of your regular treatment for any condition unless under your doctor’s supervision.

Precautions of use:

Dilute, maximum 25% in adults, and 10% in subjects with sensitive skin.

Do not apply on damaged skin

Inhalation not recommended, diffusion preferably mixed with other essential oils.

Drugs interactions:

Take special care when taking Lemongrass essential oil and concomitant drug treatment, ask your pharmacist for advice.
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