Lemongrass has nothing to do with citrus fruits but it does have a citrusy scent. It is a species of grass that you may be familiar with from its use in Thai cooking.
The botanical name of Lemongrass is Cymbopogon Flexuosus. The Lemongrass Essential Oil I use is from Simply Earth and originates from India and is distilled via a steam distillation process.
The History of Lemongrass
Lemongrass has been long used in traditional Indian medicine to treat fevers and infectious illnesses because of it’s highly antimicrobial and anti-infectious properties. It has also been used throughout history to increase milk production and treat digestive issues.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Aromatherapy
Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh, citrusy scent with an earthy undertone. It is often used in fragrances and can be used as either top of middle notes in blends depending on the companion scents. It has a very soothing and relaxing quality that is uplifting and helpful in easing anxiety. It assists in cleansing physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Uses
Lemongrass Essential Oil is a wonderful energy cleanser. It helps encourage positive energy flow and clears out stuck and stagnant energy. Because of this, it is great to have a bottle of diluted Lemongrass Essential Oil to mist throughout your home as it will freshen both your environments energy and scent. It is a very purifying oil.
Lemongrass is also beneficial for easing muscle and joint pain when used topically. It’s analgesic properties help reduce pain and inflammation. It makes a fabulous ingredient in warming muscle rubs.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Emotional Benefits
Lemongrass can help clear the negative emotions of fear, self-criticism and self-doubt, apathy, despondency, despair, clutter, and overall negativity and toxic energy.
It helps encourage the positive states of spiritual clarity, wellbeing, taking inspired action, nonattachment, simplicity, discernment, releasing limitations and old baggage, and balance the desires of heart and mind.
Lemongrass Essential Oil and the Chakras
Lemongrass is associated with the upper chakras, particularly the Third Eye Chakra. It encourages clarity.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Companion Oils
Lemongrass Essential Oil blends well with Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Oregano, Thyme, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Citronella, Fir Needle, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Pine.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Safety
Lemongrass Essential Oil is considered quite safe and can be use by children 10+, and pregnant and breastfeeding moms. Be sure to follow dilution instructions to ensure safe topical use.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Recipes
Warming Muscle Rub
- 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lavender or Marjoram Essential Oil
- Two teaspoons (10 ml) of carrier oil
Natural Bug Repellant
I created this natural bug repellant this summer and it has changed my life! I am an absolute magnet for mosquitos and I found this season to be particularly bad in terms of volume of mosquitos and my level of tastiness to them. 😉 I had been using multiple commercial bug repellants to no avail. This recipe worked brilliantly! I’ve been out in swarms of mosquitos without receiving a single bite. A huge relief after the number of bites and bad reactions I experienced at the beginning of the summer!
- 2 oz water
- 2 oz vodka
- 12 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 12 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 5-6 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
- 5-6 drops Lavendar Essential Oil
- 5-6 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 5-6 drops Citronella Essential Oil
Shake well before every use.
I highly recommend Lemongrass Essential Oil to have on hand. It’s a staple essential oil for me.
Use code REALIZINGBEAUTYFREE at Simply Earth to receive a FREE Big Bonus Box and $20 Gift Card with your Essential Oil Recipe Box Subscription. Find out more about it here! Lemongrass is one of the four included Essential Oils in the July 2018 Box so grab it while you can!