Lemongrass, or in technical terms Cymbopogon, is a tropical island plant in the grass family. There are a wide variety of species of Cymbopogon in the world (fifty-five to be exact), and they span the continents of Africa, Asia and Oceania. Interestingly, only two of those fifty-five are known conventionally as Lemongrass.
Now, you may be most familiar with Lemongrass from your favourite drinks or South-East Asian cuisine. It is a great addition to food, body care and health care products. At Rocky Mountain Soap Company, we make a wide variety of products with Lemongrass and it is one of our biggest collections. From soap to bath bombs, if you love Lemongrass you'll definitely be able to find something with Lemongrass with it.
Lemongrass, especially Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus) has a wide range of health benefits but the exact composition changes based on the geographic area that it is grown and harvested in. Lemongrass has a distinct citrus aroma, contains antioxidants and is a source of essential vitamins and minerals. This is why we make so make products with lemongrass because there are so many benefits from everything from food to soap.
There are so many benefits of Lemongrass that it is hard to name them all. First, it is a cleanser which makes it great for oily or acne-prone skin. It also strengthens skin tissue and tones pores. One of the best benefits is the huge amounts of antibacterial and antifungal properties in Lemongrass. This benefit makes it great for use in natural deodorants, hand washes and soap.