Lemongrass, also known as Cymbopogon citratus, is a tropical grass native to Southeast Asia. Its fresh, citrusy aroma has made it popular in cooking, perfumery, and traditional medicine. The plant grows to a height of up to 2 meters and produces long, narrow leaves that are rich in volatile oils.
The extraction of essential oil from the lemongrass plant through steam distillation results in a by-product known as Lemongrass hydrosol, or floral water. It is a clear, colourless liquid with a light, refreshing aroma reminiscent of lemon. Lemongrass hydrosol contains many of the same beneficial compounds found in the essential oil, making it a versatile and useful addition to personal care, cleaning, and medicinal applications.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Origin: Southeast Asia and Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Solubility: Soluble in Water
Color & Odor: Colorless with an intense lemony smell
Constituents: citral (mixture of geranial and neral), isoneral, isogeranial, geraniol, geranyl acetate, citronellal, citronellol, germacrene-D, and elemol
Specific Gravity: 0.86900 – 0.89000 @ 25°C
Flash Point: 92°C
Optical Rotation: -5° to +1°
Major Constituents: neral, isoneral, geranial, isogeranial, geraniol, geranyl acetate, citronellal, citronellol, germacrene-D, and elemol
There are many potential benefits and uses for lemongrass floral water, including:
- Skin Care: Lemongrass floral water has antiseptic and astringent properties, making it useful for treating acne, reducing inflammation, and toning the skin.
- Aromatherapy: Lemongrass floral water has a refreshing and uplifting aroma, it can be used in a diffuser to help reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue.
- Air Freshener: Lemongrass floral water can be used as a natural air freshener to help neutralize unpleasant odors.
- Wound Healing: Lemongrass floral water can be used to cleanse wounds and promote healing due to its antiseptic properties.
- Natural Deodorant: Lemongrass floral water can be used as a natural deodorant due to its fresh, clean aroma.
It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using Lemongrass floral water for medicinal purposes and always perform a patch test before using it topically
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