Often used in Asia to flavor culinary dishes and teas, lemongrass offers a number of health benefits. For instance, the oil possesses natural digestive properties that help protect against the odd stomach upset. Lemongrass also serves to relieve aching muscles and joints, which make it an effective aid for strain and tension.
The oil supports skin, particularly when it comes to purifying and toning. Additionally, lemongrass increases awareness and promotes a positive outlook. The oil’s strong digestive properties, along with its natural ability to repel insects, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re venturing out of doors.
To support digestive health, add 1-2 drops lemongrass to your food or drink. You can also clean and strengthen nails by blending it with melaleuca and applying a drop to each nail.
For muscle and joint tension, massage 1-2 drops to the area of concern. You can also use lemongrass to scare those bugs away by diffusing the oil throughout the affected area or creating your own bug spray. Lastly, you can apply lemongrass topically to support skin health. Simply dilute and rub 1-2 drops softly over the affected area.
General Methods of Application
Apply diluted for sensitive skin. Aromatically. Topically. Internally.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: DIY Bug Spray
13 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3.5 ounces Distilled Water
Do repel mosquitoes or other irritating insects, blend the above ingredients in a 4 ounce glass spray bottle until well mixed. Spray over exposed skin every time you go out of doors.