The Lemongrass Oil (cymbopogon citratus) (origin India) smells just like lemon, but it is more mild and sweet. Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 metres (4 feet) in height. It is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.
Lemongrass is an excellent choice in a deodorant, efficient without side effects, helping to alleviate excessive perspiration and odour.
Lemongrass oil can be used in blended massage/body oil to assist with tonifying and enhancing the skin. Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire.
Especially good for oily, acne-prone skin and lackluster hair, lemongrass makes an excellent addition to deodorants, soaps, cosmetics, shampoos, skin lotions and tonics.