I LOVE using my Essential Oils. If you've been following me for awhile... you know that I NEVER leave home without them... that I'd rather go without make up than my Essential Oils, and that I am a huge fan of Young Living because of the quality and purity of their Oils.
Lemongrass is one of those Oils that many people don't really know about - but it's got alot of Power and Value.
- Relieves Headaches
- Reduces Stomach Aches
- Helps With Muscle Pain
- Kills Germs
- Acts As An Astringent
- Reduces Fever
- Natural Energy Booster
And here's a more detailed list of why we should all keep Lemongrass in our Wellness Cabinet.
12 Benefits of Using Lemongrass Essential Oil
1. Natural Deodorizer
Use Lemongrass Oil as a natural and safe air freshener. If you’ve been to TruBliss then you know how fresh and clean (and Spa like) the scents are… and that’s because we diffuse Lemongrass Essential Oil.
2. Skin Health
One huge Lemongrass Essential Oil benefit is its skin healing properties. Add Lemongrass oil to shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, and lotions. Lemongrass Oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties make Lemongrass Oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin. It can sterilize your pores, works as a natural toner, and strengthen your skin tissues.
3. Natural Bug Repellant
Because of its high citral and geraniol content, Lemongrass Oil is known to repel pesky bugs like mosquitoes and ants. This natural repellant has a mild smell and can be sprayed directly on the skin. You can even use Lemongrass Oil to kill fleas; add about 5 drops of oil to water and create your own spray, then apply the spray to your pet’s coat.
4. Stress Reducer & Sleep Aid
The calming and mild scent of Lemongrass Oil is known to help with anxiety and sleep issues. Diffusing it in your bedroom can help with the quality and duration of your sleep.
5. Muscle Relaxer
Lemongrass Oil is great to help with aches and pains. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieves muscles spasms, sprains and cramps. Try rubbing Lemongrass directly on the body and using it in a footbath. You might have to dilute it with a vegetable or coconut oil if you find it too strong applied directly on the skin.
Lemongrass Oil can be a great detox. It’s been known to detox the digestive tract, liver, kidneys, bladder and pancreas. Because it works as a diuretic, consuming Lemongrass Oil will help you to flush toxins out of your body.
7. Stomach Protector & Gastric Ulcer Cure
For centuries, Lemongrass has been known as a cure for stomach distress, gastritis, and gastric ulcers. Now research is catching up with this long known natural remedy.
8. Headache Relief
The calming and soothing effects of Lemongrass Oil has the power to relieve the pain, pressure and tension that cause headaches. Try massaging Lemongrass Oil on your temples and breathe in the relaxing lemony fragrance. (My favourite Headache buster has got to be Peppermint mixed with Lavender… and this is what I love about using Essential Oils… you can experiment and play around with different ones and find out which ones you like best.)
9. Kills Bacteria
The citral and limonene content in Lemongrass Oil can kill the growth of bacteria and fungi. This helps preventing infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, or other types of fungus.
10. Digestive Disorders
Lemongrass Oil can help you to relieve pain from gas irritation in the stomach and bowels, plus it can remove toxins from the body easily because it increases urination. Lemongrass is helpful in the prevention of gastrointestinal disorders, such as gastric ulcers because it helps in stimulating the bowel function and it improves digestion.
11. Reduces Inflammation
The anti-inflammatory properties of Lemongrass Oil comes from the limonene that is present. Inflammation has been found to be associated with just about every health condition and it has been known to play a role in allergic diseases like asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease.
12. Helps To Lower Cholesterol
One study found that animals with high cholesterol were given Lemongrass Oil extract and their numbers diminished drastically. This reaction was found to be based on the dose of lemongrass oil. Consumption of lemongrass oil has shown to sustain healthy levels of triglycerides and reduce the LDL (bad) cholesterol in the body. This promotes the unobstructed flow of blood in the arteries and will help to protect you against many cardiac disorders.
To Your Happiness and Great Health!
With Lots of Love and Warmest Wishes Always, Rosemary
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P.P.S. If You're In The Vaughan Area, Pop In And See Us - We've Got An Amazing Selection of Essential Oils, Diffusers, and Of Course, We Carry Lemongrass!