Originally from India, this sturdy perennial grass grows in foliage clumps and flourishes in warm, humid environments. Its ornamental blue-green leaves cascade up and out, reaching heights of up to 4 feet. Trauma to the blades will release its distinctively soft lemony scent laced with earthy undertones and a ginger zing. Tremendously popular in North America and Europe, this powerhouse plant is widely used in an array of Asian dishes, teas, perfumes, & cosmetics.
Plant Part Used
Strong. Pungent and citrusy.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Benefits
Activates the mind and refreshes the senses. Both calming and energizing as it eases nervous exhaustion.
Blends Well With
Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Rose, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Grapefruit, Rosemary
History of Lemongrass
For a time, this much sought-after herb was only found in Asian markets. Not so anymore! A wildly popular flavor boost in exotic drinks and Thai dishes, it is also a key ingredient in invigorating candles, citrusy soaps, soothing body lotions and anti-aging facial creams. Its smooth, creamy lemony scent is calming for nerves, stimulating for mental clarity, and purifying for air. It truly is a powerhouse plant!