Lemongrass essential oil is used extensively in Asia, where the plant is grows natively. The oil is obtained from the whole plant, unlike some essential oils that are derived from only the flowers or leaves. It has many different uses, from skin care to insect repellant. Use these techniques to use lemongrass essential oil properly. Lemongrass oil is distilled from the leaves of the (cymbopogon flexous) plants. The oil is extract from the leaves through steam distillation. This species (Cymbopogon tlexuosus) is considered to have originated fromKerala and southern state of India. The plant is very hardy and grows: under a vaety of conditions. The essential oil of lemon grass is widely used in flavouring, perfumery, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The leaves are used in herbal teas.
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