Lemongrass Essential Oil
As it's name implies and most people know, Lemongrass is a delicious and somewhat citrus smelling seasoning used widely in Thai and Chinese cooking. Many people never realize that this grass holds so much healing power that has also been a part of Asian and Chinese medicine for centuries.
Lemongrass Oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain, as a microbial and antibacterial, to repel insects, and to help your digestive system. Compounds in Lemongrass Essential Oil are known to have anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are just a few of the most common benefits of Lemongrass Oil:
Natural Deodorizer: Lemongrass can help freshen the air in your home or other spaces by adding to a diffuser or vaporizer. It is also matches well with other oils such as lavender and peppermint in blends that smell great and really freshen the house.
Insect Repellent: Lemongrass has a high citral and geraniol content which aids it ability to repel insects such as mosquitoes and ants. It has a mild and pleasant aroma, can be sprayed directly on the skin, or can be mixed with other ingredients to really boost the bug fighting power such as our Insect Repellent Blend.
Skin and Hair Health: You can add lemongrass oil to shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, massage oils and lotions to benefit from it's skin and hair healing properties. Lemongrass oil is a great cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin.
Much More: Lemongrass is also used to reduce stress, help relieve headaches and muscle pain, aid digestion, reduce fever, support the immune system, help with menstrual cramps and lower cholesterol among other benefits.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A fairly thin yellow to brownish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A strong Top Note, Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Peppermint, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, and Lemon
Cautions: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that any Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.