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Song, "Quality and microbial safety of "Fuji" apples coated with carnaubashellac wax containing lemongrass oil," LWT--Food Science and Technology, vol.
The emulsions used for the coatings were produced by mixing an 18% carnauba wax-based solution with lemongrass oil at various concentrations ranging from 0.5% to 4.0%, using dynamic high-pressure processing at 172 MPa.
Studies on the antimicrobial, especially antibacterial and antifungal, activity of lemongrass oil and its components were reported [11-15].
Ointment and cream formulations of lemongrass oil in different classes of base and the oil in liquid paraffin solution have been evaluated for mosquito repellency in a topical application.
It is also used as an insect repellent by adding it to a small amount of peppermint or lemongrass oil. It blends well with lavender, bergamot, and lemon oils.
In case of lemongrass oil + OASL, approximately 50% increase in zone of inhibition was observed and other oils that showed no QSI activity before became active when added in combination with OASL, namely, basil oil + OASL showed an 11% increase in zone size, ylang yalng oil + OASL 12% increase in activity, and peppermint oil + OASL 16% increase in QSI activity (Table 1).
It is comprised of water; glycerin; a provitamin of vitamin B5; allantoin; white tea extract; blueberry extract; acai extract; at least one UVA and/or UVB screening agent; stearyl alcohol; grape seed oil; borage oil; olive oil; jojoba oil; vitamin E acetate; salicylic acid; an amino acid or a form of an amino acid; an alpha arbutin; hydrolyzed rice bran protein, oxido reductases, and/or glycine soja (soybean) protein; sodium hyaluronate; aloe or an extract from aloe; lactic acid; a dermatologically-acceptable form of silicone; one or more polyacrylamide-based emulsifying agents; vitamin A palmitate; orange oil and lemongrass oil.
She added a secret ingredient: lemongrass oil, to make it smell like a cleaner.
McIntyre and Bayer are replacing a steam-heat process with a treatment made from cinnamon-bark oil, thyme oil, oregano oil and lemongrass oil.
Top-bar hive experts say you can sometimes attract a swarm to a hive by baiting it with lemongrass oil.
The Body Shop Lemongrass Deodorising Foot & Leg Gel (pounds 2.50) features natural lemongrass oil that has deodorising and antiseptic properties.