INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - LEMONGRASS OIL

SUMMARY: GOOD | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A valuable essential oil widely used in most of the personal care products to relax body and mind, promote hair growth and maintain overall scalp health.

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WHAT IS LEMONGRASS OIL: Cymbopogon, commonly known as Lemongrass, belongs to Poaceae family which is native to Africa, Asia and Australia. Two most popular varieties of it are Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon flexuosus, of which the latter is used for extracting essential oil. This essential oil, extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves of Lemongrass is of great medicinal and cosmetic value. Colour of Lemongrass Oil ranges from yellow to amber, it has a citrus aroma with earthy undertones. It is widely used in treating various skin and hair conditions. It has active ingredients such as Citral, Citronellal, Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate, Myrcene, Nerol and Limonene. It should always be diluted with a carrier oil prior to topical application.

REVIEW OF LEMONGRASS OIL

Name of the Brand/Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

AVERAGE

1

 

Lemongrass Oil is one of the most popular and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS OIL: This beauty potion has the following benefits:

  • Alleviates stress through aromatherapy: It is prominently used in aromatherapy to promote mind, body relaxation and reduce anxiety.
  • Possesses antimicrobial property: It exhibits antimicrobial property, which treats various skin infections such as acne, candida, cellulite and cold sores.
  • Possesses anti-inflammatory property: It is rich in Limonene which has a soothing and calming effect on itchy and inflamed skin.
  • Promotes healthy scalp: The Citral content of the oil, effectively inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria thereby preventing all types of scalp infections.
  • Improves hair growth: It boosts blood circulation in the scalp, provides nourishment to hair follicles, reduces hair fall and promotes the growth of healthy hair
  • Treats nail fungus: Its antifungal property effectively treats fungus infection of nails
  • Possesses healing property: Due to its astringent property, the oil treats wounds and prevents infections which in turn accelerates the healing process.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

 

 

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