LEMONGRASS - Cymbopogon citratus


Lemongrass is a warm citrusy EO with a charming scent of a pleasant summer’s day. Its similar to lemon, however a little stronger with earthy undertones. Lemongrass is essentially a herb that has been in use for years in traditional Indian medicine that has various beneficial herbal and medicinal properties.

For the medicine cabinet x. Lemongrass EO has anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. These vitamins and substances help to alleviate muscle pain, reduce fever, and to stimulate uterus and menstrual flow.

Lemongrass EO decrease’s pain and reduce inflammations, and is effective part on joint ache and conditions. Athletes that exercise very hard can use lemongrass aromatherapy to relax their muscles and to recover faster.

Lemongrass EO is also very beneficial in the cases of flu, intense headaches and migraines and even toothache. Alongside that, it can help in reducing fevers.

Lemongrass EO also alleviates abdominal and stomach aches, for women this helps stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow.

For home cleaning x. Lemongrass EO kill’s germs, destroy’s bacteria and eliminate’s bad odour due to its antiseptic qualities. You can make a spritzer by combining clean water, lemongrass EO and Epsom salts. Spritz over kitchen countertops and table tops and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Very eco-friendly, economical + brings peace and calmness to your home. And finally another tip – You can put a few drops of the above essential oils on the vacuum cleaner bag or filter for extra cleaning power and for additional great scent. Makes your whole home smell divine.

For the mind/nervous system x. The calming smell of lemongrass EO is known to relieve anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. The sedative and hypnotic properties of lemongrass EO can help to improve the duration and quality of sleep. To relieve stress, create your own lemongrass massage oil. If you experience anxiety, stress and sadness because of the everyday duties you have to deal with or because of traumatic experiences in your life, you can create a lemongrass EO ritual to improve your mood and relax in the end of the long day.

For meditation x. Lemongrass EO clears the mind and encourages focus during meditation. Heightens awareness and promotes a positive outlook.

For beauty x. Lemongrass EO is commonly used in skin care products, especially in facial cleansers and skin tonics. It has antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent properties that make it perfect for face and body cleansing. It also has an insecticidal quality and can be used when bathing a dog to keep fleas away.

Other uses x. Most insects are repelled by this scent so this essential oil can be diluted and sprayed on an animal’s bed or even burned in an aroma lamp to keep flies and mosquitoes away.

Colour x. Sweet smell and is dark yellow to amber and reddish in colour, with a watery viscosity.

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