Ingredient Education: Lemongrass Oil

Ingredient Education: Lemongrass Oil jane iredale Australia

We all know how refreshing the scent of lemons is, but have you ever experienced the reinvigorating smell of Lemongrass? The Lemongrass plant is a fibrous grass used in some Asian cuisines for seasoning. It has a soft, citrusy scent but is balanced with a hint of earthy undertones. Now that you know what lemongrass is, let’s talk about the health and skin care benefits of lemongrass oil.

The Benefits of Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil is an aroma-therapeutic oil that is said to have a range of health benefits. On the aromatherapy side, some claim it is a calming scent that helps reduce stress and anxiety. According to, it also has the potential to help relieve a range of health issues, including:

  • Digestive problems;
  • High blood pressure; and,
  • Inflammation.

How We Use Lemongrass Oil

Lemon HandDrink® Hand Cream (SPF 15) jane iredale Australia


Here at jane iredale, we love the citrus scent of lemongrass and infuse it into many of our products. We use it because of its refreshing scent and because it also helps limit the secretion of oils.

When you see Cymbopogon Citratus listed in the ingredients as either an extract or oil, that’s the scientific name for lemongrass. It can be found in Glow Time Pro BB Cream and HandDrink SPF 15 Hand Cream.

Did you know Lemongrass oil is also said to be a deliciously scented insect repellent? So, when you use HandDrink Hand Cream, you are getting moisturisation and sun protection, and it could also help keep mosquitos at bay this summer! 


Editor's Note: This post was initially published in 2022 and recently updated for accuracy, freshness and comprehensiveness by jane iredale Australia in June 2023.