Lemongrass is synonymous with Asian Cooking, but did you know the Essential Oil is extremely useful too?
Our Lemongrass is steam distilled from the Grass.
Lemongrass is native to Asia, Australia, The Oceanic Region and Africa.
It has been used historically as a medicinal plant as well as a cooking ingredient. It was known colloquially in India and Sri Lanka as “Fever Grass” due to its ability to treat not only fevers, but diarrhea as well as stomach aches, irregular menstruation, and skin infections. It was also used by the Chinese in Eastern Medicine for similar inflictions.
The main chemical constituents of Lemongrass Essential Oil are: Myrcene, Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, and Limonene.
Due to its high concentration of Citonellal it is a wonderful insect repellent.
Rub some Lemongrass Oil directly onto your pulse points and ankles before outdoor activity to help keep insects away.
It is also a great flea repellent. Add 5 drops of oil to a glass spray bottle filled with water and spray onto your pets bedding.
Lemongrass Oil’s naturally analgesic properties come from the Myrcene component of the Oil. It is extremely effective in soothing sore muscles after physical activity. You can also dilute Lemongrass Oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply it after a long run for a refreshing feeling.
You can make a soothing Lemongrass Shower Scrub by combining 5 drops of Lemongrass Oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil to wet the salts.
In the shower, scrub your body with the mixture then rinse off. This is mild enough to use on your face as well (avoiding the eye area).
Lemongrass is classified as a Top Note when creating blends.
Lemongrass blends well with Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Palmarosa and many more!
All of our Oils are 100% pure and undiluted. Please dilute before using topically.
Pregnant and nursing women or those taking prescription drugs as well as those with liver or kidney disease are advised not to use Lemongrass Essential Oil without the medical advice of a their doctor. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.
Due to its high Citral content, Lemongrass may potentially burn skin. A skin test prior to use is recommended. This can be done by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil, such as Coconut, Almond or Jojoba oils, and applying a small amount to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Once applied topically, sun exposure should be avoided, as Lemongrass Oil may sensitize the skin to UV rays. Lemongrass Oil must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin.
Possible side effects caused by the topical use of Lemongrass Essential Oil include a burning sensation, discomfort, rashes, or skin irritation. Use of Lemongrass Essential Oil is inadvisable for those who are diabetic or hypoglycemic. Using this essential oil could possibly lead to lowered blood glucose and could have negative side effects for those who take oral diabetes drugs or medications to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
You can purchase a 5mL bottle of Lemongrass Essential Oil for $10, which contains approx 75 drops.
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