Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant, also known as Cymbopogon. It has a fresh, lemony and herbaceous aroma. This essential oil is appreciated for its repellent, toning and purifying properties. It is often used in aromatherapy to ward off insects, boost energy and promote a refreshing atmosphere. Lemongrass essential oil can also be used in cosmetics for its skin benefits and to add a lemony note to skincare products.