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Lemongrass Essential oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus) has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, lemongrass inspires and improves mental clarity.
Lemongrass also supports the circulatory system*.
With a fresh, renewing scent reminiscent of citrus, lemongrass is a popular essential oil that is often used to support healthy digestion. It is also ideal for purifying stale air in the home.
Lemongrass has a score of 17,765 on the antioxidant ORAC scale.
Research was published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal regarding the powerful properties of topically applied Lemongrass.
Uses and Benefits
This oil can help support healthy digestion when taken internally?
The chemical makeup includes aldehydes, which are known for their ability to maintain healthy gastrointestinal function when ingested. The aldehydes in Lemongrass essential oil also make Lemongrass useful for naturally repelling insects. Diffusing Lemongrass oil or even using it topically can help keep bugs away. Diffuse Lemongrass essential oil inside or outside on your porch or patio to keep away the mosquitos and bugs. If you are worried about keeping bugs off of your body, rub or spritz Lemongrass oil on your skin before you go outside.
Diffusing this oil can also help promote a positive outlook and heighten your awareness. Another benefit of diffusing Lemongrass is the refreshing, herbaceous aroma of the oil. If you want to experience the aromatic benefits of Lemongrass essential oil but don’t have time to diffuse it, place one drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and inhale softly for up to 30 seconds or longer as desired.
This is a soothing oil and commonly used for massage. The refreshing aroma combined with the oil’s soothing properties make it a popular choice for massage therapy. It also holds purifying benefits for the skin, making it a desirable oil to use during massage sessions. If you use Lemongrass essential oil for massage, dilute it with a carrier oil like v-6. Apply the diluted oil to muscles and joints for a soothing sensation that makes for a tranquil massage.
Possibly one of the most common uses is in culinary settings. For many years, it has been a common ingredient to add flavor to Asian soups, curries, beef, fish, teas, and more. It is also widely used in baked goods or candies in the food industry because of its distinct flavor. If you want to utilize the powerful flavor of Lemongrass essential oil, consider adding a few drops to entrees or meat dishes.
The soothing properties of this oil make it helpful for the body after physical activity. Consider applying Lemongrass essential oil topically where needed after a hard workout to utilize the soothing properties of the oil. You can also dilute Lemongrass and apply it after a long run for a refreshing feeling. No matter what kind of workout you choose, Lemongrass oil can help soothe the body after exertion during physical activity.
Lemongrass contains purifying and toning benefits for the skin, and can be used in your skin care routine to help promote pure, toned skin. Consider adding a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil to your daily cleanser or moisturizer to help tone and purify skin. Similar to Melaleuca, Lemongrass oil can also help promote the appearance of healthy fingernails and toenails. To experience these benefits of Lemongrass, try combining it with Melaleuca essential oil and apply the mixture to your fingernails and toenails to help them look and feel clean.
How to use: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of almond or coconut milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or spark.