Are you wanting to learn more about lemongrass essential oil? Are you looking for some great lemongrass essential oil uses and benefits?
Why You Should Use Lemongrass Essential Oil!
Lemongrass is a wonderful oil! It is great for so many different things and it smells sooo good!
Let’s look at some of the things that lemongrass can do for us.
First let’s look at the scientific name of the lemongrass that I use.
It is Cymbopogon citratus.
This might not seem important, but trust me, it is! Some essential oils have lots of different species. Some of these species can be harmful. So it is important when purchasing an essential oil to make sure that you read the full scientific name so that you know what you are getting.
For example, eucalyptus essential oil is an oil that I use on my kids for respiratory concerns and immune support. But, some varieties of eucalyptus essential oil can actually stop a small child’s breathing! We’ll discuss this more in a future post.
What is lemongrass essential oil and where does it come from?
The lemongrass essential oil that I use is wild-crafted from Egypt.
It is a tropical plant that grows in the Middle East and South Asia.
The long grass-like leaves can be used in cooking or for teas. When used to make essential oils the plant is steam distilled.
What does lemongrass smell like?
Lemongrass has a lemon scent without the tartness or bitterness that is associated with lemons. In addition it contains a somewhat grassy, clean fragrance as well.
Essential Oil History
Lemongrass has been used around the world for centuries. Cultures have been using this fragrant grass for it’s therapeutic properties to address many different problems for thousands of years.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Uses
So now that we’ve discussed name, origin, scent, and history; let’s delve right into what lemongrass is used for and how it will benefit you!
Let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement.
Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil
There are many listed benefits of lemongrass!
According to Be Young Total Health’s Total Health Desk Reference, lemongrass’ traditional and alternative uses include: Injured tendons, warts, stomachache, hypertension, exhaustion, headache, and so much more!
Lemongrass is a great oil to diffuse! It is a wonderful choice for diffusing. When inhaled lemongrass essential oil is said to help increase clarity of your thoughts and relaxation. A great oil to help chase away the blues on a gray cloudy day!
Lemongrass is just one of the many essential oils used in blends in the 100 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends eBook. The Morning Sickness diffuser blend is a great way to use lemongrass in your diffuser! Add a few drops of lemongrass to your diffuser to experience the effects of lemongrass, or use one of the recipes in this eBook to transform your home!
I also love to use lemongrass in the bath after physical activities that are hard on the joints and tendons. And don’t forget, lemongrass is great for the skin! So ease tension in the body while nourishing the skin at the same time! You can learn more about using essential oils such as lemongrass in the bath in my post How to Use Essential Oils in Bath Water. And 20 of the Best Essential Oils to Use in the Bath.
Lemongrass essential oil can sometimes be irritating to the skin when used frequently. Be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil if irritation does occur or discontinue use for a period of time.
It is also said to be a great oil for keeping ants, fleas and other pesky bugs away!
I personally use lemongrass in my Morning Sickness Blend Roll-on. It is excellent for reducing nausea anytime, not just during pregnancy!
I also love to use Be Young Total Health’s Physical Touch Blend. This blend, which contains lemongrass, is a must have for those that are physically active. I mix about five drops of this oil blend in a scoop or two of Star Flake Bath Salt and dissolve it in a basin of warm water for my daughter to soak her feet in after a busy day of dance classes! It soothes her feet, relaxes, and eases any pain. A must have blend for anyone who plays sports of any kind!
A contraindication is a medical reason for not using something. In this case it is a medical reason for why you should not use lemongrass.
Lemongrass is considered a safe oil and doesn’t really have many contraindications.
The only contraindication that I have found is in regards to Pregnancy. It is said that lemongrass is LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth during pregnancy. Lemongrass seems to be able to start menstrual flow, so there is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage.
You also want to make sure that you are using a good quality lemongrass.
As an Aromatherapist I would never recommend buying an essential oil at a local store. I can almost guarantee you that it is not a pure oil.
There are no government regulations on essential oils, so an oil can be diluted by up to 50% and still be marketed as a pure oil. It can be diluted with a carrier oil, or with a synthetic substance and still be called pure. How scary is that?! Definitely not something I want to use, especially for my family! You have to be so careful when choosing your brand.
Which Brand of Essentials Oils Should I Use?
So make sure that you know and trust your source. If you have a brand that you feel confident in you can use that. If you aren’t sure about where to get lemongrass, or if you would like to check out the brand that I use, you can find it on my business website Healing Blends For Life.
Where to Buy at discounted prices!
If you are interested in learning how you can buy my preferred brand of essential oils at a discounted price check out my Essential Oil page!
Also, if you are new to essential oils and would like to learn more about how to use them, be sure to take my FREE Essential Oils for Beginners Course!
I hope you enjoy lemongrass as much as I do!
Also please come back after using lemongrass and comment below with your opinion of the oil!
What do you like most about lemongrass essential oil? Do you enjoy the smell as much as I do? Did you experience any results after using lemongrass? If so what were they? Do you have any additional uses to add to the above list?
I can’t wait to read your comments!
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