Ingredient Education: Lemongrass Oil

We all know how refreshing the scent of lemons are, but have you ever experienced the reinvigorating scent of Lemongrass? The Lemongrass plant is a fibrous grass that is used in some Asian cuisines as a seasoning. It has a soft, citrusy scent, but that is also balanced with a hint of earthy undertones. Now that you know what lemongrass is, let’s talk about the health and skincare benefits of lemongrass oil.

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The Benefits of Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil is an aroma-therapeutic oil that is said to have a range of health benefits. On the aromatherapy side, it is a calming scent that some claim helps reduce stress and anxiety. According to, it also has the potential to help relieve a range of health issue, including:

  • Digestive problems;
  • High blood pressure; and,
  • Inflammation.

How we use Lemongrass Oil

Here at jane iredale, we love the citrus scent of lemongrass and infuse it into many of our products. We use it because of its refreshing scent, and because it also helps limit the secretion of oils.

When you see Cymbopogon Citratus listed in the ingredients as either an extract or an oil; that’s the scientific name for lemongrass. It can be found in Glow Time BB Cream, Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray, and HandDrink SPF 15 Hand Cream.

HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15HandDrink SPF 15 Hand Cream

glow time full coverage bb creamGlow Time Full Coverage BB Cream

lemongrass love hydration sprayLemongrass Love Hydration Spray

DID YOU KNOW: Lemongrass oil is also said to be a deliciously scented insect repellent? So, when you use HandDrink Hand Cream you are not only getting moisturization and sun protection, but it could also help keep mosquitos at bay this summer!

Get Revitalized with Lemongrass Tea

If the bright scent of lemongrass is a favorite of yours, then you’ll love this delicious tea that’s perfect for the summer. Here’s how to make it:

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes


4 cups water
1 stalk of lemongrass (roughly chopped; about 2 cups)
1/4 cup sugar
Lemon or lime wedges; as the garnish


  1. Boil the water on high heat. Once the water is boiled, add the chopped lemongrass and boil on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and continue boiling for 5 more minutes.
  3. Strain the tea into a pitcher, removing all of the lemongrass stalks. Stir in the sugar to dissolve it.
  4. Serve it warm during the cold winters or refrigerate it for a refreshing summer beverage.
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