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Lemongrass – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Citratus
Country of Origin: Thailand
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of fresh or partly dried leaves
Scent Profile: Lemongrass has a very clean, crisp aroma, with a distinct citrusy lemon feel with a touch of botanical grasses.
Perfumery Note: Top

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

When used in a diffuser,Lemongrassgives off a citrusy scent can help to uplift fatigued minds and energize the body.

Lemongrasshas a lot of antioxidants in the form of flavonoids and phenolic chemicals. It has antibacterial and antifungal activities, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.Lemongrassis high in quercetin, a flavonoid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Theessential oil oflemongrassleaves was proven to protect the stomach lining against aspirin and ethanol damage in the study. The use of aspirin on a regular basis is a common cause of stomach ulcers.

Lemongrass essential oil's anti-inflammatory qualities may assist to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

The researchers found that thelemongrass oilmassage reduced diastolic blood pressure but had no effect on their systolic blood pressure or pulse. It may have "harmonizing effects" on the neurological system, according to the researchers.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Stimulate blood circulation Tightens and tone the skin
Natural insect or mosquito repellent Treats inflammation
Reduces fever, coughs and flu symptoms Relieves muscle aches
Alleviate headaches Detoxify the body of toxins


Tightens pores:Lemongrass helps in strengthening the skin tissues and toning up the pores while sterilizing them. It is an effective cleanser for oils or acne-prone skin.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oilto one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.

How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oildilution and how much you should mix.


Promotes Hair Growth: Lemongrassis believed to strengthen hair follicles, which is essential for preventing hair loss. It is combined often with rosemary and lavender to help treat hair.

How to use
Dilute 3 drops ofLemongrass essential oil with 3 tbsp of carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.

How to use

- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Lemongrassblends well with Ginger to give an added boost to the circulatory system. Other oils that are suitable to blend withLemongrassare Eucalyptus, Geranium and Lavender.

Caution/Side effects

Although considered safe, the topical use ofLemongrassor ingestion ofLemongrasscan result in allergic reactions in some people.

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