Lemongrass oil, will any garden variety do, this one?

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  1. 100 TD

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    If it is Pure lemon grass oil [ Cymbopogon citratus ] should work, watch out for soap/lotion mixtures.

    Of course have heard of using Johnson Lemon Pledge Wax also, does it work ?? I don't know.

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    Not sure, it says "ORGANIC PURE LEMONGRASS OIL" but that is all.(besides the added vitamins)
    Others I have looked at say "Cymbopogon flexuosus", so it maybe a cheaper alternative?
    I'll give it a try, I just don't want to waste my time by buying the cheap stuff if it doesn't work!
     
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    I don't know how cheap that stuff is, but I pay 16 to 18 dollars for a full pint. Does that one compare?
     
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    $12 for 200 ml delivered, not as cheap as your but delivered, I'll try it, just thought it might be the wrong stuff.
    Have now done an extensive search and found the following, it doesn't say anything about bees but does say the "citratus" one is used in perfumes, so may be better.

    East-Indian Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), also called Cochin Grass or Malabar Grass (Malayalam: ?????????????(inchippullu), is native to Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Burma,and Thailand while the West-Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), also known as serai in Malay, is assumed to have its origins in Malaysia. Indonesian people used to called it serai too or sereh. While both can be used interchangeably, C. citratus is more suited for cooking. In India C. citratus is used both as a medical herb and in perfumes. Incidently the seller of this product is in Malaysia, but you never know where the product comes from!