Though the lemongrass plant may not look like much, lemongrass essential oil is often used in aromatherapy and is known to offer a range of excellent health benefits. The oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves of the plan through a process called steam distillation. Lemongrass essential oil is one of the most versatile and effective oils on the market, and there are many ways that you can use this oil to promote health and beauty.
We have put together just 7 easy ways that you can use lemongrass essential oil for a happier, healthier you:
1. Use as a freshener or deodorizer.
You can use lemongrass oil as a natural and safe deodorizer in your home. Add the oil to water and use in a mister, or add oil to a diffuser. You can also add some of your other favorite essential oils such as lavender.
2. Clean, tone, and strengthen skin.
Lemongrass essential oil works as an effective cleanser for all skin types. Its antiseptic and astringent properties help revitalize your skin. The oil also works great as a toner as it sterilizes pores and strengthens skin tissue.
3. Alleviate headaches.
Lemongrass essential oil has a soothing effect that works to relieve pain and tension that causes headaches. Mix with a carrier oil and massage onto temples to release pressure and tension while promoting relaxation.
4. Ease muscle pain and tension.
In addition to helping relieve headaches, lemongrass essential oil is also effective for relieve muscle aches and pains by improving blood circulation. Mix with a carrier oil before rubbing on your muscles or dilute in water to make a refreshing bath for aching feet.
5. Apply for shiny, fresh, and odor free hair.
If you are struggling with hair loss or a dry scalp, add a few drops of lemongrass oil to your shampoo. Its anti-bacterial properties will cleanse the scalp, leaving your hair shiny, strong, and smelling great.
6. Reduce stress.
Lemongrass essential oil has a mild and calming scent that works to reduce stress and relieve anxiety. It can also help those who suffer from insomnia. Create a homemade massage oil or add to body lotion to experience the stress relieving effects.
7. Get rid of insects.
Lemongrass essential oil works well as an all-natural bug repellant because it contains high levels of citral and geraniol. Dilute the oil and apply directly to the skin for a mild-smelling insect repellant, or mix with water to create a natural flea repellant for pets.
Are you ready to experience all of the beauty and health benefits of lemongrass essential oil? For topical use, do not forget to use a carrier oil before applying to skin. We recommend fractionated coconut oil. All of our essential oils are 100% pure, natural, and therapeutic grade with no additives or dilution, which means that you are getting the highest quality oils to maximize the benefits.