Lemongrass Essential Oil / Uses, Benefits, and Info

By Christa | Life

Jul 25

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!

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About the Author

Christa is an Intuitive Mindset + Life Coach, Tarot and Oracle Card Reader, Makeup Artist, and Beauty Blogger. It is her mission to help women realize their passion, purpose, and personal power so they can embrace the spirit of possibility and choose to create a life they love.