Lemongrass, there’s something about it. Something unique! My Lemongrass soap never stays in stock! It’s my most popular soap. I want to delve a little deeper to find out more about this treasure.
It’s a tall, fast growing perennial grass. It’s fresh or partially dried leaves are steam distilled to extract the essential oil.
The oil is a yellow to Amber coloured viscous liquid. And it’s scent is so strong and fresh! It is grassy, herbaceous and citrus. The smell is like taking a refreshing, cool morning shower.
Traditionally lemongrass been used in Asia for food flavouring. In India the fresh leaves are crushed and used as hair wash and toilet water. The leaves can also be used as a source of cellulose and is used for citral production, which is used either in perfumes or flavouring. It is also used pharmaceuticaly in the synthesis of vitamin A.
In Chinese medicine it’s has been used to ease stomach pains, relieve headaches, colds and rheumatism. Ayurvedic tradition uses it to lower fevers and calm the nervous system.
I use lemongrass to help the digestive system through a relaxing tummy massage.
To help with headaches, exhaustion, stress and anxiety I will use it in a diffuser. Lemongrass is a good air cleaner due to its anti-sceptic properties.
If you are needing help with concentration and clear thinking or studying it is a very helpful oil.
It is also good for muscular aches and pains.
But above all, lemongrass is mostly known as the connective tissue oil for it tightens and tones the skin and connective tissues. It is great in a compress for an injury, sprain or strain. Also good for saggy skin, oily skin and acne.
Safety. The only thing about lemongrass is that used too often it can cause sensitization on the skin. So it’s best used little and occasionally.
What does it blend with? Blended with lavender it makes for a great skin blend. With eucalyptus a great study blend or air cleanser. With black pepper or Clive bud or ginger for muscle pain.
It’s personality profile is considered a secret aid for people who have trouble starting in the morning. Hmmm… come to think of it, I think I might have to use this oil more often myself!!!
Final describing words for lemongrass essential oil? Cooling, stimulating, refreshing, uplifting, energizing, zesty and fresh 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed my journey if discovery into this unique oil. If you use lemongrass let me know why and in what ways it helps you. In fact, anything you have to add about the oil, please do so in the comments below for I am always keen to learn more 🙂 If you would like to buy our Lemongrass Soap, then please click here.
Until next time, improve your health & well being 🙂