Lemongrass Essential Oil
✔ Essential Oil
✔ Natural Fragrance
- Origin India
- Botanical name Cymbopogon Citratus DC (fam.Gramineae)
- Amber bottle to keep safe from sunlight
- Free Dropper
- Money back guarantee
- Always Fresh Stock
- E-Brochure using QR code detailing oils properties and usage guidelines.
MATERIAL INFORMATION & USAGE GUIDE
|LemonGrass Essential Oil|
|Latin Name||Cymbopogon citratus DC (fam.Gramineae)||Can be used internally||NO|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distillation||Can be used on skin/hair||YES|
|Origin||India||Can be diffused||Yes|
|Maximum Concentration||0.70%||Photosensitivity Risk||Low|
|Skin Irritation/ sensitizing risk||High|
|Shelf Life||2-3 years on average, although it can last much longer if placed in glass bottle, and kept away from sunlight|
|Precautions||Put a small amount on skin first. Discontinue use incase of irritation. Always Consult doctor before internal use. Keep away from children.|
Aroma Farmacy’s lemongrass essential oil is used as aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain. Lemongrass oil use as a natural and safe air freshener or deodorizer. Lemongrass oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types. It can sterilize your pores, and strengthen your skin tissues. Lemongrass oil can strengthen your hair follicles. Lemongrass oil helps to improve blood circulation, and can, therefore, relieve muscle spasms, backaches, sprains, and cramps.
1. Natural Deodorizer and Cleaner
Use lemongrass oil as a natural and safe air freshener or deodorizer. You can add the oil to water and use it as a mist or use an oil diffuser or vaporizer. By adding other essential oils, like lavender or tea tree oil, you can customize your own natural fragrance.
Cleaning with lemongrass essential oil is another great idea because not only does it naturally deodorize your home, but it also helps to sanitize it.
2. Skin Health
Is lemongrass oil good for skin? One major lemongrass essential oil benefit is its skin healing properties. The pain-killing activity suggests that lemongrass can be used to soothe irritations on the skin. Add lemongrass oil to shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, and lotions. Lemongrass oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin, and thus part of your natural skincare routine. It can sterilize your pores, serve as a natural toner and strengthen your skin tissues. By rubbing this oil into your hair, scalp, and body, you can alleviate headaches or muscle pain.
3. Hair Health
Lemongrass oil can strengthen your hair follicles, so if you are struggling with hair loss or an itchy and irritated scalp, massage a few drops of lemongrass oil into your scalp for two minutes and then rinse. The soothing and bacteria-killing properties will leave your hair shiny, fresh and odor-free.
4. Natural Bug Repellant
Because of its high citral and geraniol content, lemongrass oil is known to repel bugs such as mosquitoes and ants. This natural repellant has a mild smell and can be sprayed directly on the skin. You can even use lemongrass oil to kill fleas; add about five drops of oil to water and create your own spray, then apply the spray to your pet’s coat.
5. Stress and Anxiety Reducer
Lemongrass is one of several essential oils for anxiety. The calming and mild smell of lemongrass oil is known to relieve anxiety and irritability.
To relieve stress, create your own lemongrass massage oil or add lemongrass oil to your body lotion. You can also try having a cup of lemongrass tea at night before bed to experience calming lemongrass tea benefits.
6. Muscle Relaxer
Have sore muscles or are you experiencing cramps or muscle spasms? Lemongrass oil benefits also include its ability to help relieve muscle aches, cramps, and spasms. It may also help to improve circulation.
Try rubbing diluted lemongrass oil on your body or make your own lemongrass oil foot bath. Check out some of the DIY recipes below.
8. Menstrual Cramp Relief
Drinking lemongrass tea is known to help women with menstrual cramps; it can also help with nausea and irritability. Drink one to two cups of lemongrass tea a day to relieve the pain associated with your period. There’s no scientific research on this use, but lemongrass is known to be soothing internally and stress-reducing, so it makes sense why it may help with painful cramps.
9. Stomach Helper
Lemongrass has been known for centuries anecdotally as a cure for stomach distress, gastritis, and gastric ulcers. Now research is catching up with this long known support and cure. A research study published in 2012 shows how lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon citratus) was able to protect the stomachs of animal subjects from gastric damage caused by ethanol and aspirin. The study concludes that lemongrass oil “might serve as a lead compound for future development of novel therapies that combat nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-associated gastropathy.
10. Headache Relief
Lemongrass oil is also often recommended for relief from headaches. The calming and soothing effects of lemongrass oil have the power to relieve the pain, pressure, or tension that can cause headaches. Try massaging diluted lemongrass oil on your temples and breathe in the relaxing lemony fragrance.
11. Bacteria Killer
A study done in 2012 tested the effects that lemongrass has as an antibacterial property. Micro-organisms were tested with a disk diffusion method; lemongrass essential oil was added to a staph infection and the results indicated that lemongrass oil disrupted the infection and works as an antimicrobial (or bacteria killing) agent.
The citral and limonene content in lemongrass oil can kill or stifle the growth of bacteria and fungi. This will help you avoid getting infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot or other types of fungus. Studies in rats have proved that lemongrass essential oil is an effective antifungal and antibacterial agent.
12. Fever Reducer
With its cooling properties, it’s surprising that lemongrass oil has a history of use as a natural fever reducer. Lemongrass is known to contain substances that are believed to reduce fever and also to relieve pain and swelling.
Note: Essential oils can be allergic to some people. If signs of allergies occur then discontinue use immediately and if the problem persists then consult a doctor. Best practice is to test 1 drop on your foot and let it be for 15-20 minutes, any signs of skin irritation means you are allergic. Keep these essential oils out of children's reach and keep it out of your eyes and ears. If there is such contact with the oil then rinse well with water. Do not use in times of pregnancy