Ingredient Education: Lemongrass Oil

We all know how refreshing the scent of lemons are, but have you ever experienced the reinvigorating scent of Lemongrass? The Lemongrass plant is a fibrous grass that is used in some Asian cuisines as a seasoning. It has a soft, citrusy scent, but that is also 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, it is a calming scent that some claim helps reduce stress and anxiety. According to, it also has the potential to help relieve a range of health issue, including:

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

How we use Lemongrass Oil

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 an oil; that’s the scientific name for lemongrass. It can be found in Glow Time BB Cream, Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray, 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 not only getting moisturisation and sun protection, but it could also help keep mosquitos at bay this summer!

View our range of NEW Lemongrass scented products - click here!


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