BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon flexuosus
COLOR: Yellow to brownish yellow
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distilled
BLENDS WELL WITH: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon.
Lemongrass essential oil is derived from rapid growing grass that can sprout up to 4 feet high. It is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia. In India it is known as ‘choomana poolu’ and is also referred to as ‘Indian Verbena’ or ‘Indian Melissa oil’ and used in Ayurvedic medicine to help bring down fevers and treat infectious illnesses. It is a valuable ingredient in perfumes and citrus-type soaps and is also an insect deterrent. Lemongrass does smell like lemons but it is much milder, sweeter and not as sour.
The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality lemongrass oil. Please do your research before buying oils;
- Anti- cancer
- Insect repellant
Diffuse lemongrass throughout a room. Or add a few drops into a spray bottle mixed with witch hazel and spritz throughout a room.
Massage diluted lemongrass oil to the abdomen.
Massage 2 drops to the area of concern.
Gently massage diluted oil to the area of concern.
Massage diluted oil to the reflex points of the feet.
Massage 2 drops of lemongrass oil to the area of concern. Repeat if necessary.
Add a few drops of lemongrass oil to your household cleaner. Or use in a homemade household cleaner.
Massage diluted oil over the reflex points of the feet and over the bladder.
Apply 1 drop with a carrier oil over the area of concern.
Add a few drops to a dog shampoo, add to the dog collar to repel fleas. Avoid adding to much oil as the scent can be overpowering to dogs.
Massage 1-2 drops over the abdomen.
Apply 2 drops over the thyroid or into the reflex points of the feet daily.
Use same method mentioned above.
Apply 2 drops over the area of concern or into the reflex points of the feet daily.
Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place where needed, diffuse in a room, apply topically.
Immune System Support
Apply to the bottoms of the feet to help the immune system.
Diffuse at night throughout a room, rub diluted at the bottoms of the feet, add a few drops to a bath.
Massage over kidneys or the reflex points of the feet.
Massage 1-2 drops to the reflex points of the feet. Add 1-2 drops in a capsule.
Best used aromatically to help with mental fatigue. Diffuse or smell straight from the bottle.
Massage diluted oil to the bottoms of the feet.
Massage over the area of concern and the reflex points of the feet as needed.
Massage 1-2 drops over stiff muscles as needed. Add a few drops to a warm bath.
Gently massage oil over the area of concern 2-3 times a day.
Dilute 2 drops lemongrass and 2 drops of cypress essential oil and massage on the area of concern 2-3 times a day.
Apply to the area of concern 2 times a day.
Dilute 1-2 drops of lemongrass oil to a carrier oil and apply to the wound.