LemonGrass Essential Oil

(Cymbopogon citratus)

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Lemongrass essential oil has origins in Southeast Asia, though it is now cultivated in countries around the world. It is distilled from the leaves and woody stalks of the lemongrass plant, and it produces a subtle citrus-herb scent. Lemongrass oil offers a sophisticated and relaxing aroma that can transform your home’s environment into a comforting sanctuary. Try diffusing Lemongrass for an aroma that can inspire a sense of clarity and relaxation for you and your family. Enhance daily chores by adding Lemongrass to your cleaning products, dishes, and laundry. By adding 3–4 drops to a sink full of dishes, a load of laundry, or your all-purpose cleaner formula, you can transport yourself with an exotic, clean-smelling boost. Lemongrass oil’s relaxing aroma also makes it a great complement to a post-workout massage.

Product Features

Features & Benefits

  • Has skin-cleansing properties

  • Purifies the air from bad odors

  • Reduces musky aromas in moist, damp environments

  • Enhances massage after activity

  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents neral, geranial, limonene, and beta-caryophyllene

Aromatic Profile

Strong, grassy, lemon aroma

Key Constituents

  • Geranial

  • Geraniol

  • Neral

  • Geranyl acetate

Works Well With:

Suggested Usage


  • Dilute Lemongrass with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for massage after workouts, sports, or just a long and busy day.

  • Diffuse 8–10 drops in your favorite diffuser or add a few drops to your cleaning formulas to fill your home with the clean and refreshing smell of Lemongrass and to help with musky odors.

  • Make your own substitute for chemical-based air fresheners. Add up to 10 drops to a small spray bottle filled with distilled water and spritz it over carpets, furniture, and linens to eliminate stale odors.

  • Add Lemongrass to your nightly face regimen for its skin-cleansing benefits.

Where to Diffuse

  • Freshen up a damp or musty bathroom with Lemongrass’s bright, sweet fragrance.

  • Bring an uplifting note to a yoga or meditation session by filling your workout room with the crisp, grassy aroma.


Lemongrass has a citrus-herb scent that can be diffused to help purify the air from musky odors or applied topically for skin-cleansing benefits. 

Label Directions

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil. Test on a small area of skin on the underside of your arm and apply to desired area as needed. 
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily. 

Product Background

Lemongrass recalls exotic locales and warm winds and adds a subtle scent of citrus to the air. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) belongs to the Poaceae family, the flowering plants known as grasses. The plant is native to Southeast Asia, South America, and other tropical locations where warm, moist climates encourage its growth. One of the primary sources of Young Living’s Lemongrass essential oil is the Finca Botanica Farm in Guayaquil, Ecuador. You can find Lemongrass in some of Young Living’s most popular products, including Body Ease® massage oil. 

Scientific Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus 

Botanical Family: Poaceae

Region(s) Found: India, Guatemala, Ecuador

Plant Part Used: Herb/Grass

Extraction Method: Steam distilled 


Q. Which variety of plant does Savour grow?

A. Our lavender essential oil is from Lavandula angustifolia, or English lavender. Other varieties not offered by Savour include Lavandula dentata (French lavender) and Lavandula stoechas (French and Spanish lavender).

Q. What is the difference between lavandin and lavender essential oil?

A. Lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida) is a hybrid plant developed by crossing lavender with spike lavender. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is distilled from the flowering top of the lavender plant.

Q. Is lavandin ever grown and combined with lavender in Savour’s blends?

A. Savour does not grow any lavandin. We grow and offer lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) for purchase.

Q. I heard that lavender essential oil can be toxic if it contains above 35% of ketones. Savour's contain ketones?

A. Young Living’s lavender essential oil has between 1-3% ketones—nowhere near a level for safety concerns.

Q. My lavender essential oil smells earthy. Why is that?

A. Our oils are all natural and nothing is added to alter them. They each have their own unique smell, taste, color, etc., that can vary from batch to batch due to the time of harvest, amount of sunlight, amount of water, etc. However, the bebeits remain the same in each batch. We verify that chemical constituents are consistent in each batch of oil through rigorous testing before they reach the shelf.

Q. When is Lavender in its peak bloom/harvested?

A. In the summer, just after our annual Lavender Days at the Mona Farm. Lavender is harvested at a growth stage of 50% - 90% bloom and the sugar content of the plant reaches its prime for optimum production of essential oil.