Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus
Family: Poaceae, grass
BEST FOR COMBINATION, OILY, MATURE SKIN
The leaves of lemongrass are an important aromatic and powerful antiseptic agent. Additional properties for skin include: antimicrobial, mildly astringent, deodorizing, detoxifying and disinfecting. Best for normal to oily, and oily skin, lemongrass is also good for mature, sagging and devitalized smoker’s skin (helps to eliminate wastes).
* Essential Oil
It is a tonic for open pores. In the form of facial steams, cleansers, soaps and bath herbs, lemongrass is used for oily, acneic skin and to fight skin infections. Lemongrass is excellent for oily, dandruff and blond hair when used in shampoos, conditioners and hair rinses. The essential oil (also known as citronella) is used in deodorants, perfumery, insect repellents, and cures for athlete’s foot. Good for stress, lemongrass is calming. The essential oil is also used as an appetite suppressant.