Our lemongrass essential oil is distilled from the lemongrass species “Cymbopogon flexuosus” which is native only to Bhutan. This aromatic perennial lemongrass species grows wild under the chir pine trees in the pristine mountains of the Eastern region in Bhutan in Mongar, Lhuentse, Trashigang and Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhags.
The oil is distilled from the freshly cut leaves. The lemongrass collection, processing and oil extraction work is done by our partners, the Lemongrass Cooperative members, and farmers from the four Eastern Districts of Bhutan.
Method of Distillation: Steam distilled method using stainless steel distillation units.
Properties: The oil with top to middle note has a consistent light and appealing lemony aroma which makes it unique from other oils. The reddish yellow to brown color oil is invigorating, stimulating, balancing and has antiseptic properties. It has a high citral content, the major component of lemongrass, and has geranial, neral and citronella.
Why Bio Bhutan’s Lemongrass Oil?
- 100 % purity and high-quality essential oil
- Sustainably collected/harvested by farmers from the wild pristine forests
- We pay back directly into the value chain, thus benefitting the local communities.
- Lemongrass species native only to Bhutan
- Organic certified in accordance with the “Organic Standard under the regulation (EC) No 834/2007 & regulation (EC) No 889/2008 and the Swiss Organic Farming Ordinance (SR 910.18).”
100 % pure Lemongrass Essential Oil
How to Use
Lemongrass oil has a wide range of application in cosmetics, perfumery and aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy Use: For aromatherapy, the popular way to use lemongrass essential oil is by using a diffuser or humidifier to diffuse or inhale the scent directly out of the bottle. It is a natural refresher and believed to uplift mood, helps relieve stress and anxiety. The aromatic oil provides a relaxing, soothing, and balancing environment.
Topical Use: Known for its antibacterial, antifungal, and disinfecting activities, it is recommended to topically add a drop or two to a warm bath.
Insect Repellent: Lemongrass essential oil is known for its insect repellent property, especially against mosquitoes.
Like any other essential oils, lemongrass oil should be treated with caution. The oil is for external use only. Do not ingest; avoid contact with eyes; keep away from heat, flame, direct sunlight; always dilute and keep out of the reach of children.
Do not apply oil without first diluting in carrier oil or other appropriate mediums.
This information is for informational purpose only. Lemongrass essential oil is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and should not be used by pregnant women without consulting a medical professional.