Lemongrass essential oil is made by steam distilling the leaves of this grass. It is often used in cooking but has many other uses as well. The scent is citrusy but also a little bitter. Many conventional cleaners uses a synthetic version of this oil, so the scent may be reminiscent of cleaning products.
Personal Favorite Use:
I love to use lemongrass for digestive oils, by combining with peppermint essential oil and applying diluted topically over my abdomen or internally in a capsule.
- Promotes clear skin
- Eases discomfort from achy muscles and joints
- Promotes digestion
Emotional Benefits (when inhaled):
Lemongrass is a powerful cleanser of energy. It dispels feelings of despondency, despair and lethargy.
Most Common Uses:
- Diffuse or inhale to promote focus.
- Inhale for soothing benefits.
- Rub or spritz on the skin before extended periods of time spent outside, as lemongrass naturally repels insects.
- Combine with melaleuca and rub onto nails and toenails for healthy nails.
- Use in cooking
- Massage into sore areas.
(T) Apply 1-2 drops directly to desired area, can be diluted with complimentary oil to reduce risk of skin sensitivity. Diffuse 3-4 drops in diffuser of choice.
(A) Diffuse 3-4 drops in diffuser of choice.
(I) Dilute 1 drop in 4 oz. liquid.
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