Essential Oil Spotlight: Lemongrass
If you’ve ever had the chance to walk through an herb garden, you’ve likely come across the grassy, citrusy scent of lemongrass. Lemongrass is a staple in many types of cuisine, and in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Lemongrass, or Cymbopogon Flexuous, is native to the very tropical climates of Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Lemongrass plants are harvested using precise and sharp tools to cut them accurately and maintain the leaves' integrity. Lemongrass Essential Oil is created through steam distillation through the plant's leaves. Once distilled, Lemongrass essential oil is sought after for its many benefits. Find out what makes Lemongrass so popular below.
Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Stress RelievingLemongrass essential oil has a very peace-inducing fragrance, and its presence can have a calming effect. Within aromatherapy, it is used to help combat fatigue, irritability, and nervousness. Try using our Lemongrass Essential Oil Roll-On on your pulse points to help reduce negative feelings or low points of energy.
Helps Eliminate Pests
Lemongrass is a cousin of Citronella, which is well-known for reducing the presence of bugs and mosquitos. There is a high citral content present in this oil, which is helpful in getting rid of insects and pests. Try diffusing Lemongrass Essential Oil in the air, making your own room spray, or applying our Lemongrass Body Lotion to help keep the bugs away.
Antibacterial PropertiesLemongrass was used for years as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection. We love lemongrass for its ability to help purify the skin and improve the look and feel of fungal irritations. For areas that are prone to irritation, like nails, hands, and feet, our Lemongrass Mani-Pedi Cream is an excellent choice to repair the skin.
Improves the Appearance of SkinLemongrass Essential Oil is known to help improve skin texture and it is often touted for its cleansing abilities. Lemongrass also has excellent antioxidant properties, which aids in neutralizing the free radicals and promoting the skin's suppleness. If you feel that your skin is looking lackluster, try applying our Lemongrass Body Lotion for a naturally healthy glow.
What are some of your favorite ways to use Lemongrass Essential Oil? Let us know in the comments!
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