Lemongrass oil is extracted from lemongrass by steam distillation. It is a grass that grows up to 3 feet tall and has long, thin leaves. It was originally found in India and belongs to the grass plant family, Poaceae.
Lemongrass oil is dark yellow and has a sweet and creamy, lemon-like aroma. The main chemical constituents are myrcene and citronellol and it has been used as natural insect repellent.
Lemongrass oil is antiseptic, deodorant, and toning. In aromatherapy, it is used as an antidepressant and mood liftin