Lemongrass essential oil has a lemony, spicy, citronella scent. Lemongrass is an unassuming aromatic perennial grass with powerful properties and health enhancing benefits. Lemongrass cleans the air, is antimicrobial, strengthens the tissues of the body and is detoxifying. This essential oil is perfect for household cleaners and an aromatherapy mist diffuser. Its lemony clean scent is enjoyable and creates and protective shield against airborne allergens which keeps sickness and bugs away. You can even plant lemongrass in your gardens throughout the United States to help repel bug and for cooking.
Lemongrass essential oil is high in organic compounds known as aldehydes which are some of the most aromatic molecules in essential oils and plants in general. This makes lemongrass a powerful oil which is best used diluted in a carrier for application to sensitive skin. Aldehydes are responsible for the smells like citronella which are calming and anti-inflammatory. It is most commonly used for its antimicrobial, antiseptic properties and analgesic or pain reducing abilities. It is also stimulating yet calms the nerves it is antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulating and astringent. I apply this oil to sore muscles, joints, sprains and bruises. It can be helpful for the respiratory system and aids in relieving sinus congestion, and respiratory infection. Lemongrass is a powerful herbal remedy for skin conditions such as acne, athlete’s foot, and oily skin.
*Information given is the historical and use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.