Cymbopogon flexuosus

Lemongrass produces a smoky, citrus essential oil that offers a variety of benefits to the user. For years, Lemongrass has been used in Asian cuisine for soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can brighten any room.



Cymbopogon flexuosus

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • Can be used to add an invigorating flavour to a myriad of recipes from savoury dishes to sweet desserts.
  • Brightening to a room with its smoky, citrus aroma.

Cooking with Lemongrass

Essential oils are very potent compared to dry seasonings, spices, or other flavouring agents, so even the tiniest amount can add a serious blast of flavour to your dish. When using Lemongrass in cooking, it is best to use the toothpick method – dip the tip of a clean toothpick into the essential oil bottle and stir the toothpick into your ingredients. After you’ve stirred the toothpick around in the dish, do a taste test to see if additional oil should be added.
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  • Use in Asian cuisine, soups, teas, and curries.
  • Blends well with Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint.

Directions for Use

For food flavouring.


Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Keep out of eyes, inner ears, face, sensitive areas, and mucosa. In case of skin contact, dilute generously with a carrier oil.

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Why India?

Lemongrass requires little groundwater, so it grows quite well in many parts of India. Additionally, by sourcing Lemongrass from India, we are able to support small-scale farmers.

How Does it Work?


Lemongrass is a perennial grass and is usually harvested four times per year. During the harvesting, the grass is cut to the ground, left to dry in the field, then collected the next day. When the grass is collected, it is tied into bundles, put in an oxcart, and then driven to the distillation facility. The yield depends on how many times the grass has been cut that year, but an average yield is about 45 kg per acre. Lemongrass that has already been steam distilled for the essential oil can be used to fuel the distillery.

Our lemongrass is grown by small-scale farmers in India. The average farmer has 3 acres. While some of these farmers continue to grow crops like wheat, potatoes, and rice, diversifying their crops with lemongrass is more profitable. This is because lemongrass is a high-value crop so it offers a higher value or return after it is sold.

Building Supplier Capacity in India

doTERRA seeks to build supplier capacity by supporting farmers, producers, and distillers through training and financial support. Here’s how this is affecting smallholder farmers in India:

  • Working in partnership with a non governmental organisation (NGO), high value crops like Lemongrass are being introduced to farmers to help to improve their livelihood by increasing income
  • In 2017, Lemongrass growers and distillers received training, access to markets, instant payments, and field visits from Field Officers and experienced farmers
  • With this additional support, many growers began earning nearly four times per kilo of oil than what they were making on other crops—and with instant payment
  • In 2018, doTERRA donated the means to establish a community-run distillation unit in Mayurbhanj, which will save many farmers both time and money
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