Ingredient Name: Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon citratus)
What is it? Lemongrass essential oil is derived from lemongrass leaves through a process of steam distillation. It's native to Southeast Asia and prized for its uses as both a culinary delight and natural ingredient for multiple uses on skin. Lemongrass essential oil is rich in many phytconstituents, including flavonoids and phenolic compounds like luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, and apigenin.*
- Calms muscle spasms
- Decreases inflammation
- Eases anxiety
*= This information has not been approved by the FDA.
Why do we use it? We use it in our Ultra Relief Cream for its soothing scent and ability to relieve aches and pains.
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