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 Ortho Ease® and Ortho Sport® massage oil.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cymbopogon flexuosus
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Poaceae
REGION(S) FOUND: India, Guatemala, Ecuador
PLANT PART USED: Herb/Grass
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
YL REGION: Most Young Living Lemongrass essential oil comes from Ecuador and India.
Lemongrass essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.