Bright, vibrant & uplifting for the mind & body.
Lemongrass essential oil, the aromatic alarm clock! Imparting a spark of joy to the atmosphere and reminds us of the simple pleasures in life. Lemongrass is a versatile essential oil, with antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Size: 10ml / 0.34fl.oz
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Cedarwood, Geranium, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Tea Tree.
More about Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil for sports injuries:
Lemongrass is reputed to be repairing and toning to connective tissue and elastin fibres. Connective tissue is abundant in the body, it is in skin, the walls of blood vessels, tendons and ligaments. Regular topical application of Lemongrass essential oil is thought to help maintain the elastic quality of some connective tissues making it beneficial for varicose veins and bruising. It is also thought to assist in recovery after exercise, sprains and strains. It may also help as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of joint dislocation or subluxation injury.
Arthritis is a condition that effects joint lining and capsules. Lemongrass has been used with other essential oils to help as a tonic to the connective tissue in these structures. Lemongrass may also provide a warming sensation that could help with mild pain associated with the condition.
Lemongrass essential oil for cleaning:
With such a refreshing and bright aroma, Lemongrass essential oil makes a valuable ingredient in a homemade disinfectant spray. Research shows Lemongrass to have promising and powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Be sure that your shower recesses and bathrooms are naturally clean and safe without chemical nasties with a Lemongrass essential oil disinfectant spray. Simply add 20 drops of Lemongrass essential oil for every 100 ml of water in your chosen spray bottle.
Lemongrass essential oil for fungal infections:
There is strong evidence that Lemongrass essential oil has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Lemongrass essential oil may be useful to treat fungal infections that can occur on the feet or nails. A warm foot bath with a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil in a dispersant on a regular basis could help improve the condition. Lemongrass essential oil can be irritating to the skin, and while the skin on the feet is thicker it is best to pay attention in case of a skin reaction.
Lemongrass essential oil for body systems
Historically, the lively Lemongrass plant has been used to treat various digestive ailments such as stomach upset caused by intestinal infections and gastroenteritis, commonly known as food poisoning or stomach flu. This may be due to its strong chemical constituents that have anti-septic and anti-microbial properties. It is also prized for its stimulating effect on the digestive system. It may assist those who have slow or weak digestion and experience indigestion, fluid retention and cellulite. Consider adding Lemongrass with other essential oils to a cream base and massage into the abdominal area, lower back and thighs to improve digestion or tone the area.
A dull mind:
Do you put in long hours at work? Care for loved ones? Are you using your extensive energy reserves to launch a dream into reality at the moment? As rewarding or exciting as these things are, the energy drain can have an impact on our quality of thought and emotions. Feelings of dullness, being unable to concentrate and general fatigue may be improved with an energetic boost of Lemongrass essential oil. This cooling and refreshing essential oil can elevate us out of a slow and lethargic mind set into an energetic and focused place. Lemongrass essential oil creates an atmosphere of inspiration that is beneficial to any workplace, home office or living room.
NOTE: Lemongrass may cause skin irritation for some. Please use with care.
How to use Lemongrass Essential Oil
Diffuser: Add 6-8 drops of Lemongrass essential oil to a diffuser.
Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need a quick break.
Shower: Add 2-3 drops to the corner of the shower and enjoy the benefits of steam inhalation.
Topically: Mix 1 drop of chosen essential oil with 5ml carrier oil and apply to wrists, chest or back of the neck.
Hand or foot bath: Add 2 drops to a bowl of water to treat nail infections.
Compress: Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For treating inflammation or to cool down use cold to room temperature water. Agitate a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area. Repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up. Cool compresses are recommended for application to sore muscles and joints after exercise.
Steam Treatment (for face): Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Place your face close to the bowl and cover the back of your head and bowl with a towel to trap the aromatic vapours. Caution due to risk of burns or scalding and keep eyes covered during treatment.
Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus.
Is this safe for use during pregnancy?
Use this oil with care, best used in a diffuser or diluted with a carrier oil (1% ratio). Avoid using essential oils during the first trimester unless you are under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
Is this safe for children?
Lemongrass is not recommended for children as it may cause skin irritation. Essential oils are considered too strong for use on babies’ skin (0-24 months) and can be overwhelming on their developing systems. When using in a diffuser, use fewer drops then that for an adult (eg. 2-3 drops).
Is this safe to use around pets?
This essential oil is not recommended for use around pets. See our full list of pet safe oils in our FAQs.
Can I ingest this oil?
Essential oils should not be taken internally unless you have consulted with a health professional or Aromatherapist first.