Botanical Source: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
INCI Name: Cymbopogon Flexuosus oil
REACH Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus, ext.
Disclaimer: The information provided by Khush Ingredients is a summary of information from producers. All information is provided without warrant or liability.
REACH registration number: 01-2120119366-58-XXXX (part of the SIEF initiated by the European Federation of Essential Oils EFEO)
CAS No. 91844-92-7
EC No. 295-161-9
Traditional Cochin lemongrass oil is widely used as a fragrance ingredient in a wide range of personal care products and extensively in aromatherapy. Certain types of lemongrass are also used as a flavouring ingredient.
Khush Ingredients offers three types of lemongrass oil at present, conventional, organic and a botanical variation known as Lemongrass citratus (Cymbopogon citratus), which is more widely used as a flavouring ingredient.This information relates to conventional Cymbopogon flexuosus, which we import from Cochin region of India.The oil is produced from the steam distillation of the dried grass of cymbopogon flexuosus, grown principally in fields in southern parts of India.
There is also extensive lemongrass grown in other parts of the world including Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Our current supply from India reflects the high volume produced, with good understanding of the material and a beneficial cost base ensuring we can deliver cost effective, consistent material to our customers at a fair price.
Our sources of lemongrass oil are ethical producers who annually declare that they are against animal testing and against other exploitative practices.
As a grass, lemongrass flourishes in hot and wet conditions. In Southern India, there is growth all year round, but the main crop is harvested in April/May and a second harvest in September is usually possible. The best quality and best prices for lemongrass oil are normally available from June each year.
This product is supplied in 5kg, 25kg and 180kg plastic fHDPE containers. Containers comply with UN Packing Group III.
This ingredient is produced for Khush Ingredients in India. The months in bold are the main harvest periods:
Shelf life is stated as 3 years. We suggest storage in optimum conditions, re-test every 12 months and compare with sample for a possible further 8 years.
We suggest that a reference sample is taken of the fresh materials when first delivered and should be retained in optimum conditions. We suggest re-check every 12 months.
We regret that we can only sample bona-fide companies. If you are a smaller entity, then you are welcome to visit our Oxfordshire laboratory to see the oils first hand. For any further questions please do call us on: (+44) 1993 882883.