• Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-L06
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Lemongrass essential oil has a strong, earthy, citrus aroma with green, lush notes. Lemongrass is a refreshing, uplifting, calming and restorative oil and can be used for sports massage to relieve aches and pains.
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Lemongrass is a fast-growing, tall, aromatic, perennial grass which grows up to 1.5m high. Lemongrass is native to southern India, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Guatemala but is also cultivated in Brazil and parts of Central Africa. Lemongrass essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh or partially dried, finely chopped grass.

Lemongrass is a wonderfully rich and pungent oil that energises the mind and body. It has been used in many Eastern cultures for thousands of years as an accompaniment to meditation and prayer. It is used extensively in India and Pakistan as a medicine for infectious illness and fevers and as an insecticide.

In modern aromatherapy it is sometimes known as the 'connective tissue' oil, because it helps to tighten and tone the skin and connecting tissues. This makes it particularly useful for sports massage and treating sprains and strains.

Lemongrass also makes a beautiful room freshener and deodorant especially when combined with floral oils such as Geranium.


  • Species: Cymbopogon citratus
  • Plant family: Poaceae 
  • Origin: Guatemala 
  • Note: Top
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled

 

Safety Note:
 
Non toxic. Use in moderation - max 2% dilution for massage and 3 drops in bath water (dilute before adding to bath). Do not use on sensitive skin. 
 
Skin:
  
Lemongrass has powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is a good astringent for oily skin and can help to tighten skin that is slack and has lost tone. It is also an effective deodorant and insect repellent.
 
Mind:
 
 
Lemongrass oil has a tonic, uplifting, restorative effect on the nervous system and can help with stress-related exhaustion, aggression, pessimistic thoughts and fear. It can also aid concentration and clearer thinking. Ideal for use when studying and also as an aid to meditation.
 
Body:
 
Lemongrass essential oil has analgesic properties that make it useful for sports massage and in compresses to help relieve muscular aches and pains. It is also thought to have carminative properties that can help to settle the digestive system.
 
Blends well with:           
Geranium, Rose and Grapefruit


Allergens Listing:

Citral 90%, Eugenol 0.3%, Geraniol 7%, Citronellol 0.8%, Limonene 4%, Linalool 2%

To uplift and calm the mind

Combine Lemongrass, Geranium and Rose (2:1:1 drops) and add to an aromatherapy diffuser or spritz.

To soothe headaches

Mix 3 drops of Lemongrass with 10ml of base oil and massage into temples.

For natural room fragrance

Add Lemongrass and Lime essential oils to a bowl of Himalayan Pink Salt for a revitalising room fragrance.

To balance oily skin

Use 1 drop of Lemongrass per 5ml of Base Formula Cleanser and Moisturising Lotion or add to your regular products. Alternate weekly with Lavender or Geranium to balance the complexion.

To repel insects

Add a few drops each of Lemongrass and Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil into the melted liquid wax of a large outdoor candle (take care as essential oils are flammable).

You can also add 1 drop per 5ml of Moisturising Lotion and use on the skin to help prevent insect bites. Spot test first on sensitive skin.

To soothe muscle pain 

Blend 3 drops of Lemongrass and 3 drops of Peppermint OR Black Pepper with 15ml of base oil or our Unscented Massage Wax and massage into affected areas.

To calm digestion

Blend 3 drops of Lemongrass, 2 drops of Grapefruit and 1 drop of Ginger essential oil with 15ml of base oil or Massage Wax and gently massage into the tummy in a clockwise direction.

To refresh tired or sweaty feet

Create a refreshing, anti-fungal, deodorising foot bath by mixing 3 drops of Lemongrass with 15ml of our SLS Free Bath & Shower Gel. Add to a bowl of warm water for a soothing foot soak. Dry the feet thoroughly and moisturise (use 1 drop of Lemongrass per 5ml of Moisturising Lotion).

For a fungal nail infection

Mix 2 drops Lemongrass and 3 drops Tea Tree with 10ml of Neem oil. Apply to clean, dry nails two to three times per day until the infection has cleared.

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