Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus ct rhodinol
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Jul 2022
Minimum Shelf Life: 5 years
Plant Part: Grass
Perfume Note: Top-Middle
Aroma: Citrus, herbaceous, rosy
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger Fresh, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Rose Moroc, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Siam Wood (Pemou), Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang III, Ylang Ylang Complete, Ylang Ylang Extra
Skincare formulators rejoice! We have just acquired a lemongrass essential oil chemotype from India that shows to be exceptional for the needs of the skin. Meet Cymbopogon citratus ct Rhodinol, or Lemongrass ct Rhodinol that demonstrates a very high Rhodinol content. Rhodinol is composed of both citronellol and geraniol, which are the active constituents in both geranium and rose oils. The well-documented scientific studies and plethora of rose-based skincare products on the market showcase the profound skincare effects of these two ingredients. Additionally, this rare specimen of lemongrass features a very low citral content. Citral is a well-known essential oil volatile that kills germs and purifies surfaces, but when used in moderate concentrations, can be significantly irritating to the skin and also sensitizing. Most lemongrass on the market contains a high amount of citral, which is why using lemongrass in skincare is cautionary even at low concentrations. This is where Rhodinol comes in, as this component of our new batch of lemongrass not only continues to banish germs and fungi, but also acts as a skin conditioner to nourish and balance healthy skin function, without the skin irritating side effects.
Cymbopogon citratus ct Rhodinol is organically grown and cultivated in the lush countryside of India without pesticides or chemical solvents. This essential oil is the culmination of the distiller's research and development that spans over the past 25 years! The oil has a softer, less herbaceous scent than regular lemongrass, but with an added rosy note that you would expect from geranium or rose otto. We hope you are just as excited about this as we are. Enjoy!
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: Anti-anxiety, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Anti-viral, Calming, Cephalic, CNS tonic, Cooling, Disinfectant, Energizing, Insect repellent, Nervine, Sedative
General use: Diffusing, potpourri, perfume, bath, body and skin care, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle scenting
Contraindications: Non-toxic, Non-Irritant