INCI: Lippia Citriodora
Origin: Chile, South America, Mediterranean. Produced by steam distillation of freshly cut leaves of the plant. It is also called Lemon Verbena. Its smell is similar to that of Lemongrass. It should not be confused with the plant Ierobotano or Vervena, whose Latin name is Verbena Officinalis.
Indications: Very good antiseptic and cleanser, tonic and excellent for acne or individual pimples.
Contraindications: It is extremely toxic and should be avoided by those with sensitive skin. It is phototoxic.
Synergy with other essential oils: Lemon, Neroli, Palmarosa, Lavender, Tea Tree, as well as Citrus.