Can lemon grass oil be taken in pregnancy If not why?
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology
Does citronella oil comes from lemon grass?
No, citronella oil is extracted from Citronella grass(Cymbopogon nordus , Cymbopogon winterianus etc.) Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus ,Cymbopogon flexuosus etc.) gives lemon grass oil. Both the types of plants are very much similar. Lemon grass is about 1 m tall while the other is about 2 m. The Pseudo stem of lemon grass is green while the other's is red. Both the types of the oils are almost same in utility. However lemon grass is widely used in food preparation. The smell of the both are different.
Asked in Herbal Medicine
What is lemon grass ointment used for?
How do you make lemon oil polish?
Lemon Oil Duster Most commercial lemon oil is not all natural, but may contain petroleum distillates. Contact herbalists for pure sources of lemon oil. Traditionally, lemon oil has been used for furniture because it is so lubricating and antiseptic. 10 drops lemon oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice A few drops olive oil or jojoba Dip a soft recycled cloth, such as one of flannel, in the lemon oil mixture, and wipe furniture. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/alternative-furniture-polish.html#
Can you substitute lemon essential oil for lemon extract and how?
Lemon Essential Oil is not edible. Lemon Oil is edible and is sold in cooking stores and specialty grocery stores. 1/8 tsp lemon oil = 1 tsp lemon extract = 1 tsp lemon zest Happy cooking! You can get food grade essential oil. One company I know for sure is Young Living. I am not sure what the conversion for juice to oil would be though. trying to figure that out myself.
Asked in Ingredient Substitutions
Does lemon Ajax contain lemon zest or lemon juice?
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology, Types of Grasses
How do you make insecticide - lemon grass napthalene ginger?
Insecticides have active and inert ingredients. It is the active ingredient that ultimately makes the insecticide work. Ginger oil can be made by collecting the drops from steaming the ginger root. But it is a skin irritant. And so the end product must be hugely diluted. The oil ends up accounting for less than 1% of the product. Lemon grass oil is not an active ingredient. Naphthalene is the active ingredient in moth balls.