no. 6 lemongrass
| organic coconut wax aromatherapy candle |
PLANT NAME cymbopogon citatus
AROMA tangy tropical grass
Invigorate your senses and cleanse your creative space. Bright grassy citrus encourages elevation of your your circulatory and central nervous systems.
Native to Africa, Australia, and Asia, Cymbopogon citatus is one of two basic types of lemongrass. The first plants were discovered in West India.
Citatus refers to the sharp, citrus, lemon-like scent. Cymbopogon is derived from the Greek words kymbe ("bot") and pogon ("beard"). This is a reference to the structural appearance of the plant: tall, hairy blades of grass protruding from a boat-shaped spathe.
This particular variety of lemongrass has a long history of use in herbal medicine in both India and Africa. According to the oldest surviving medicinal Sanskrit document dating back to the third century B.C., this plant was used first to combat fever. In addition to medicinal use, the grass was widely used in rituals as aromatic body wash and perfume.
Citral is the main constituent of lemongrass oil. This powerful component is antiviral, antiseptic, and antibacterial. It's also a sedative on the central nervous system, relieving headaches and general stress.
A well-known cousin of lemongrass is citronella, or Cymbopogon nardus. The two plants look remarkably similar, but with subtle differences in colour. Citronella is not encouraged for consumption, while lemongrass is. However, both host powerful properties, including the ability to ward off mosquitoes!
- Proprietary organic coconut wax
- 100% essential oil extracted through steam distillation of fresh flowering tops and young twigs
- 100% cotton wick
There are no harmful synthetics in our products, only pure natural ingredients! Our candles are petroleum-free, soy-free, lead-free, cruelty-free, and non-GMO. They are packaged with recyclable materials.