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Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass Oil

Cymbopogon flexuosus


A favorite oil for massages, Lemongrass oil provides a pungent, smoky aroma, and offers purifying and toning benefits for the skin.





A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavor, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems when ingested.* Lemongrass oil also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Lemongrass essential oil has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.



  • Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass oil for a massage after a hard workout.
  • Use to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion.*
  • Blends well with Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint.
  • Dilute Lemongrass oil, then rub or spritz on skin before going outside.
  • Lemongrass essential oil naturally repels insects.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

This oil is Kosher certified.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion when taken in a capsule*
  • Combine with a carrier oil for soothing massage
  • Apply diluted after a long run for a refreshing feeling

Aromatic Description

Citrus, herbaceous, smoky

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Geranial, neral, Geraniol


A popular digestive tonic, Lemongrass has a refreshing lemon-herb-like aroma.* Lemongrass essential oil supports the health of the nervous system, promotes a cheerful mood, and tones the skin. It’s also a popular oil to use in massage to refresh and rejuvenate muscles.


Usage Tips:

  • Diffuse Lemongrass oil to promote a positive outlook.
  • Use Lemongrass oil to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion.*
  • To discourage insects, combine one cup of water and ten to fifteen drops of Lemongrass essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake gently and spritz before going outside.
  • Lemongrass oil Blends well with Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint. 
  • Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass oil for a massage after a hard workout.

Learn More

What Do You Use Lemongrass Essential Oil For?

Lemongrass oil is used to support healthy digestion and ease occasional stomach discomfort.* Lemongrass essential oil tones and purifies the skin, promotes healthy circulation, and helps support the health of the nervous system.* When diffused on a back patio or applied topically to clothing, Lemongrass oil naturally discourages bugs and has many similar properties to the closely related citronella grass.


Diffuse Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass oil is balancing to the emotions. Diffuse or inhale Lemongrass oil throughout the day to soothe anxious feelings, heighten awareness, and promote a positive outlook. Lemongrass oil can also be diluted with a carrier oil and used typically after a workout for a refreshing massage. Thanks to its pleasing aroma, Lemongrass essential oil is often added to perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics. 

What is Lemongrass Essential Oil?

Lemongrass essential oil comes from the fragrant leaves and fibrous stems of Cochin grass, also known as the lemongrass plant. doTERRA Lemongrass oil is distilled from fresh lemongrass grown on family farms in Southern India. Here, on mountainsides up to 8,000 feet above sea level, the high rainfall contributes to a Lemongrass oil with a higher citral content, which makes it superior.

Lemongrass is native to tropical parts of Asia, where it has been used in cooking and in Ayurvedic health solutions for over a thousand years. The thick, fibrous stems of the lemongrass plant are used as flavoring throughout Southeast Asia in soups, curries, teas, seafood, poultry, and beef dishes. A drop or two of doTERRA Lemongrass essential oil can impart a subtle lemongrass flavor to Asian-inspired soups and curries.


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