Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a perennial plant in the Poaceae grass family and is native to the tropical and subtropical area of India, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. It flourishes here where the soil is slightly sandy and the climate moist and warm.
This herb has an upright habit and grows in large clumps to a mature height of about a metre. Its leaves are bright green with sharp edges much like regular lawn grass only larger.
Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from partially dried leaves by a process of steam distillation. The oil is yellow to amber in color and has a very fresh, citrus-like aroma that smells like a very sweet fresh grass.
The fresh and earthy scent of lemongrass can boost confidence, mental health and help to keep depression at bay.
Our Energise & Focus spa candle combines lemongrass with other oils to provide a wonderful boost of energy, useful for study, concentration and clarity.