Lemongrass essential oil - Cymbopogon flexuosus - Cochin
The herb of lemongrass is perenial, fast growing up to a height of around 1.5 metres and produces an oil when the partly dried leaves are distilled. The Indian (Cochin) lemongrass oil is one of the main two qualities traded worldwide, the other being the Guatemalan oil, which comes from a different species.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodJune - Oct
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorssweet, fresh, lemon, grassy
Common Applicationsstrawberry, bergamot, citrus, lemon, yew, lychee
AppearanceYellow to brown liquid
Assaymin 70-90% aldehyde as citral
Optical Rotation-3.0 to 2.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4790 - 1.4890
Specific Gravity @20℃0.870 - 0.898
Flash Point ℃72°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.