Description: 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.
Color: Yellow to brownish yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and cleansing properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties may assist in reducing the look of oily or greasy skin. With its uplifting aroma, Lemongrass Essential Oil strengthens the senses and can be used in bath for soothing purposes. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella.
Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
History: Traditional Indian medicine has used Lemongrass Essential Oil to treat infectious illness and fever.
Cautions: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
It is recommended that this essential oil be stored in dark amber, blue or green glass bottles since it has been found to dissolve aluminum bottles.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: This is my first review of an NDA essential oil. Typically their EO's are of the highest quality and this has held true for their Lemongrass EO, which I have been buying since 2013. However, I purchased a bottle from their 2018 batch and the quality is, frankly, poor by comparison. The batch has an off-putting component that I can only describe as thick, dirty and harsh. It is unacceptable to my nose as a standalone lemongrass fragrance and contaminates blends. I contacted NDA customer support about it in the spring and they agreed that it's different than their typical Lemongrass (they described it as stronger and muskier than usual) and apologized for any inconvenience but was assured by their supplier that the quality was intact. Left with no choice for an exchange, I decided to withhold further judgement for several months in the hope it might mellow with some time. It hasn't. If it were me, I would not have accepted this batch from their supplier. If you are looking for a clean, fresh Lemongrass, this is not it.
Rating: Just like the name ...lemon and grass with more of the lemon coming through. A must have for my lotion bars .
By:Beckie, Elmcreek, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Dec-2013
Rating: I have been using this product for over three years. I use it alone in my Hot Process Soaps. It is one of my top sellers. It smells much more like Lemon to me than the Lemongrass I recall but is something I always have in stock. The price is great and the scent lasts.
Rating: Good, strong Lemongrass EO. Great staying power in CP soap. Turns CP soap a little yellow-orange but that just adds to the lemony look. Great quality!
By:Cindy, Chatsworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2012
Rating: I could be the poster child for the importance of dilution when it comes to lemongrass EO. I started using it years ago with my massage therapy practise and adored the scent, as did my clients. I would apply it diluted in their massage therapy oil, but I was guilty of placing undiluted drops of it in my left hand before I added the oil. Unfortunately, I developed a hypersensitivity to it. It is the only essential oil I absolutely cannot use now. I break into a rash immediately. Lesson learned the hard way. It's an amazing EO, but please be cautious.
Rating: Personally found the smell of this oil to hit me the wrong way. I don't believe there is anything wrong with the oil, just not my smell. I wanted more of a lemon smell, but i guess it has more of the grass scent.
By:Sara, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Oct-2016
Rating: My Fave!
I just finished my first bottle of Lemongrass Essential Oil from ND. I was not sure I would use it as much as the Lemon, but it has become a stable in so many things I make. Deodorizers, CP Soap, Bath Bombs... Great Product!
By:Jeanne, Armstrong, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2015
Rating: amazing scent! one of my best sellers, works great in CP soap. The price is unbeatable!
By:Victoria, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-May-2013
Rating: I love lemongrass, but this one is just OK. It is a little sweet or something which seems off for me. It has been highly effective in killing germs when diffused in my nebulizer though. 5 stars for therapeutic value, 3 stars for smell. The organic lemongrass smells one star better, but I prefer other brands.
By:Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015
Rating: Great fresh, lemony scent. Wonderful in CP soap. Will definitely buy again
By:Elaine, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Aug-2015
Rating: i love lemongrass and was not disappointed with this eo. I am going to be using it in cp soap, can't wait!
By:Tracy, Fergus, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jan-2016
Rating: Just received my lemon grass. Love it!
I used 1 oz of this oil into my 2 pounds of shampoo bar soap.
Rating: Lemongrass essential oil is my favorite for spot-checks. If you apply it undiluted to a questionable skin spot and it starts to burn, just dilute it with a your favorite carrier oil. On the other hand, I found through experience that if the spot starts to develope an powerful itching sensation, you're treating melanoma. I personally use pure oregano oil to chemically scratch the itch.
This one has an excellent price, but NDA doesn't specify if this lemongrass comes from east or west India. There isn't much aromatic difference between the two, but the theraputic differences are vast. Lemongrass from west India will treat problems at the surface level, while East Indian lemongrass will effect you at the source and provide direct organ support.
By:Ian, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2015
Rating: Perfect smell.. Love it, gives a feeling of spa at home..
By:Jeyatha, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2014
Rating: If only I could put this in everything! One of my favorite EOs. Even used this in the hot tub to keep the bugs from biting our faces.
By:Aimee, Fort Mcmurray, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-May-2014
Rating: I don't think this smells like real lemongrass. I used to have a bush of it in my backyard. There is just something different about this fragrance. It seems deeper, darker and not as sweet as actual lemongrass. That being said. It smells pretty great when mixed in my butters.
By:Nasstassia, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2014
Rating: a wonderful scent in cp soap. good on its own or mixed with other EO's
By:Dianne, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Nov-2013
Rating: Nice, much smoother in CP soaps than straight out of the bottle! A customer favourite, and one I keep coming back to. Thanks NDA!
By:Ancel, Cookstown, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Dec-2013
Rating: Love the smell of this ND lemongrass oil. And the price, as always, from ND, is perfect. Lemongrass is one of my primary oils in the bug repellent sprays that I make. I love it and the bugs hate it.
By:Elizabeth, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2005
Rating: Super refreshing scent! Love it in CP soap!
By:Jessica, Pointe Claire, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2013
Rating: I've always loved lemongrass, and this is perfect. A great, refreshing scent in soaps on its own or blended with other oils.
By:A., Dawson Creek, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013
Rating: It's exactly how it should smell. Lemongrass at its best!! I use it in my shampoo and conditioner this time of year. Live in the woods and this with a few other EO's help to fend off the flying pests.
I also use in my dog shampoo to help them with the annoying pests. I also use in candles for outside.
Multi purpose awesome product! Fantastic price!!
Rating: A strong, crisp, and clean scent. Very close to the scent of fresh lemongrass in Vietnam. I use it as a spray to ward of bugs.
By:Pauline, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Apr-2011
Rating: This is my favourite lemongrass E.O. The scent is dry, light, floral, citrus, and crisp. There is absolutely no ttrace of the citronella undertones I usually find in other lemongrass E.O.s. Blends well, hitting the high notes but without domination. Fantastic.
Rating: I have used this in cold process, hot process and melt and pour with fantastic results! Absolutely a favourite!
By:Diane, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Jul-2012
Rating: This lemongrass makes me smile. It worked perfectly in CP process soap. A little strong at first but after a week has mellowed and is perfect.
By:Andrea, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Nov-2011
Rating: Great product for a great price! I have used it as a linen water/room spray, insect repellent, and in a massage oil. It smells lovely but a little does go a very long way so add carefully to avoid an overly-strong scent.
By:Cindy, Lethbridge, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Sep-2012
Rating: I absolutely LOVE this EO, and the price is amazing! Gives everything a light, summery scent. I used a plastic cup to measure it though, and it kind of melted it - kind of strange since it was in it for all of 5 seconds. So be careful!
By:Megan, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Aug-2012
Rating: great fresh uplifting lemongrass fragrance.
By:Jane, North Saanich, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Oct-2012
Rating: So surprised at how much my skin loves this EO. The smell is delectable and makes me feel happy. Out of my whole order this was my favourite and I just ordered it again!
By:Elisabeth, Caledon East, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Nov-2012
Rating: This is strong. It's packaged in a glass bottle and I love to rub my hands with this oil. It just makes me feel clean and strong
By:Vladimir, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011
Rating: By far my favourite Essential Oil! This one is closest to the real smell than others I've used. Love it...
By:Selena, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Oct-2012
Rating: oh lemongrass!! how sweet you are! this oil is so simple yet so delightful and refreshing. one of my favorites - use it in cp soap, bath bombs, salts and room spray... loooove it.
By:Caterina, Ile Perrot, Quebec
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Jan-2012
Rating: Adore this. I use it in candles, bath and body and I even put a few drops on my furnace filter to scent my whole house!
Rating: This is very nice and refreshing, an intense smell which lasts well. Love it!
By:Marta, Ajax, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2012
Rating: Very nice and helps anchor anything made with Lemon EO
By:Phyllis, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jul-2011
Rating: I've purchased Lemongrass EO from other sources and must admit that NDA is by far the best scent. I love the pure and fresh lemon aroma without a 'chemically' scent. I will certainly be purchasing it from NDA again.
By:Julie, Greenfield Park, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Mar-2011
Rating: Fabulous, refreshing, uplifting Lemongrass scent! Love it!!
By:Tusha, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Mar-2011
Rating: Another good insect repellent. Very strong aroma, do not need much.
By:Nathan, Brantford, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Apr-2011
Rating: I bought this one for its therapeutic value. Wonderful smell. I cannot wait to try it in my products. I also am looking forward to vapouring it in my premium ultrasonic nebulizer (which I bought from NDA) so that I can set it on dispersing the EO on intervals.
By:Susan, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2010
Rating: Fabulous! Better quality than other brands I've tried and at a lower price.
What more can you ask for?
By:Diane, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jul-2009
Rating: Great strong summer scent!!! Did not need to be anchored as I had feared. Worked great in my insect repellent soap!
By:Kia, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Mar-2010
Rating: Such a beautiful scent! Wonderful and has many uses. Mixes well with citrusy essential oils. I've used it in soaps, body butters, and solid lotion bars. Lovely!
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Apr-2010
Rating: NDA always comes through with superlative products! The lemongrass is no exception, with a strong, clean, lasting scent that works well in cleaning products as well as in soaps. A very invigorating scent. Lovely in soy candles with litsea cubeba and cedarwood. Mmmm!
By:Sharon, Yarker, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Sep-2007
Rating: Lemongrass isn't my fave, but when mixed with catnip, it sure keeps the bugs away!
By:Crystal, Port Moody, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2008
Rating: My business partner loves lemongrass and as soon as she smelled this from New Directions, she was in love!! Every time we go to the clinic she is annointing herself with your lemongrass oil. It is strong and wonderful, purely lemongrass.
Rating: I use Lemongrass essential oil to perfume my Seaweed soap (about 3 Oz of it for a 5 pounds batch of soap) and the smell it very invigorating. You still smell the seaweed in the background but it is now compounding with the Lemongrass to give an attractive smell. Very nice smell. My family and customers love it.
Rating: I use this EO in shampoo, conditioner and in body lotion. It is a wonderful scent and a little goes a long long way. This EO mixed with lavender EO is now my signature scent in my store Beadle. Customers love it and it helps me sell the oils and scent balls. Only one word of caution you will want to buy a large bottle because it is highly addictive. _3
By:Cherie, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2008
Rating: Wow the smell perks you up and carries you away. Very potent yet good, clean, energizing scent. I say it would be wonderful for cleaning!
By:Brandy, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2008
Rating: Best Lemongrass scent, wonderfull in cp soap, best price too. This will definetley become one of my bestsellers. Thanks ND
Rating: Slightly more medicinal smelling than I'd hoped for, but a lovely fresh lemongrass scent nonetheless.
By:Cathryn, Orleans, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jul-2008
Rating: One of my favorite essential oils! I was so glad to find it at a good price, and it seems like it will be a really great oil to work with.
By:Stephanie, Cochrane, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2007
Rating: I absolutely love this EO! As soon as I opened the bottle, the fragrance came rushing out at me! Not only is it wonderful in my products, but I used it for cleaning the other day. Bright and cheery for the kitchen!
By:Clories, Petawawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2007
Rating: This product is pretty amazing. I put it in my soaps and the lemongrass scent fills the washroom after a shower. The aroma is very energizing. What a great product.
By:Maggie, North York, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Mar-2007
Rating: Again, another tried and true essential oil winner from ND!! This is a strong and stable lemongrass that I would not be without. Rich with depth and blends incredibly well with ND's Patchouli EO. Great value for the price.
By:Kate, Hamilton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2006
Rating: This lemongrass will not be a dissappointment to any one who wants a high quality lemongrass with a strong aroma. This is a wonderful product.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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