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Lemongrass is also referred to as Cymbopogon and belongs to the Poaceae family of grasses. Lemongrass is a tropical, grassy plant used in cooking and herbal medicine. Extracted from the leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant, lemongrass essential oil has a powerful, citrus scent. Lemongrass is native to tropical countries such as India, China, and Thailand where it has traditionally been used as a flavoring agent in foods, drinks, and desserts and for its ability to boost circulation and immunity. It’s often found in soaps and other personal care products. Although lemongrass has traditionally been used to treat digestive problems and high blood pressure, the essential oil has many other potential health benefits. For example, it’s becoming a popular tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. The main chemical constituents of Lemongrass Essential Oil are: Myrcene, Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, and Limonene.
Calming, soothing & relaxing oil which rejuvenates the senses. It creates a feeling of happiness and satisfaction due to its excellent restorative and uplifting effects. It also has a toning and stimulating effect on aching muscles.
Used medicinally, Lemongrass Essential Oil’s analgesic properties have been found to relieve muscle and joint pains caused by overexertion of muscles through exercise. It is known to boost energy and to reduce fever as well as headaches caused by viral infections such as the flu. It acts as an antiseptic, making it a beneficial ingredient in lotions and creams that prevent wounds from becoming infected. By alleviating abdominal pain, it can relieve stomach aches and ease spasms in the digestive tract. It works as a detoxifying agent by increasing perspiration, thus promoting the expulsion of bodily toxins through sweating.
Used cosmetically or topically in general, Lemongrass Oil can eliminate or inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria due to its Citral content, which is known to have anti-microbial properties. Lemongrass Oil can reduce inflammation due to its Limonene content, and it can slow down the flow of blood by contracting blood vessels. When used in shampoos, it is believed to prevent hair loss. Lemongrass makes an effective, inexpensive, eco-friendly and long-lasting deodorant.
It is believed to strengthen the mind by relieving anxiety and boosting self-esteem, confidence, and hope. Its sedative effect on the mind relieves tension and promotes the sensation of being calm.
In aromatherapy, Lemongrass acts as a natural perfume and a non-toxic air freshener that creates a relaxing atmosphere and deodorizes unpleasant scents. When diffused, its carminative properties offer relief to the digestive system. It is known to be beneficial for creating a feeling of being refreshed and renewed, for uplifting negative moods to prevent depression, and for relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, lethargy, nervousness, and insomnia. Paradoxically, it can maintain alertness and boost energy. When used in a cream or lotion, Lemongrass Essential Oil can reduce the appearance of cellulite and treat fungal infections as well as acne.
Bath: Enjoy a refreshing bath by adding a few drops to cold or lukewarm water for a gentle,
natural body cleansing
Massage: Add a few drops to suitable carrier oil like Olive, Almond or Coconut and massage
gently to relieve headache and body pain.
Air freshener: Diffuse a few drops of Essential oil to uplift your spirit and get a happiness boost.
Dilute with water and spray to freshen up a room
For External use only.
Never use Lemongrass Essential Oil undiluted over skin. Discontinue use if you suffer an allergic reaction. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water. If you are pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your Physician.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Close the bottle tightly after use. Keep away from children