5 Life Changing Ways to Use Lemongrass Essential Oil
5 Life Changing Ways to Use Lemongrass Essential Oil
What comes to mind when you think of lemongrass? For many people, the simple aroma of this citrus plant can invoke images of Asian cuisine. The flavoring is predominantly used to brighten up a bowl of curry or to add zest to a flavorful soup. Apart from food, most people have no idea what lemongrass can really add to their daily routines. It can serve a very practical purpose in the hands of someone who has the right knowledge to tap into its many benefits.
Purchasing your first bottle of lemongrass essential oil will have you hooked on this powerful solution in just a few days. Most people use it to support their health, brighten their outlook, and detoxify their home. Find out how they make lemongrass essential oil work for them, and how you can do the same with these top tips for application.
1. Increase your focus and brighten your mood
Have you ever heard someone say that it’s all in your mind? That might very well be true, but lemongrass essential oil can help you unlock your potential. You can crack open a bottle of lemongrass essential oil if you are having a hard time focusing on the tasks at hand. It may even be useful if you feel mentally exhausted, down in the dumps, or frustrated by life’s circumstances. It will only take a few minutes to help you brighten your entire outlook with this oil.
If you have at least thirty minutes, you can add a few drops into the diffuser. Sit nearby and soak up the aroma of the lemongrass before going back to your task. Keep the diffuser running to make the most of its benefits during your workday. Alternatively, you can use lemongrass for a quick boost right before a meeting or presentation. Put two drops on your hands and rub them together, cupping them over your nose. Spend a minute inhaling deeply with your eyes closed. This is a much faster and more powerful way to improve your mood.
2. Relax sore, swollen, or tired muscles
When you hit the gym too hard, you might feel like your muscles are sore, tired, and swollen from being overworked. Give them a chance to relax with a generous lemongrass essential oil massage. Mix a few drops of the oil into two tablespoons of a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil. Lemongrass is great at reducing the inflammation in your muscles and helping them to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
You can use this massage for any reason, even if your muscles feel fine. It can be a relaxing way to end the day. If you spend a lot of time on your feet, a lemongrass essential oil massage can actually help to rejuvenate the feet and the leg muscles. Feel free to mix lemongrass essential oil with lavender, rosemary, tea tree, or geranium oil for an easy twist on this simple massage oil.
3. Make nagging headaches disappear
Are you prone to frequent headaches that make it difficult to concentrate on your daily activities? You can make these throbbing aches disappear with a few drops of lemongrass oil. Apply several drops directly to your temples at the onset of a headache, taking a moment to massage them in. Be careful not to allow the essential oil to get into your eyes during this process.
While you wait for the oil on your temples to work its magic, you can sit near a diffuser with the essential oil. Inhaling the steam and the aroma of lemongrass will help it to work in double-time.
4. Reduce fevers quickly without medication
Nobody likes to be sick, but lemongrass can help you to get rid of some of the more annoying symptoms. A fever can keep you bed-ridden for days so you need to bring your body temperature back to normal. Lemongrass offers an easy way to do just that by encouraging the body to perspire with its topical application. Take the same massage oil you created for your muscles and apply it to your chest, neck, and the bottoms of your feet.
5. Clean the house from top to bottom
You can make your entire house smell like the refreshing citrus aroma of lemongrass. This essential oil has a versatile role in cleaning products, allowing you to freshen up old linens and scrub your counter-tops clean. Be prepared to keep a bottle of lemongrass oil on you every time you have to clean something.
First, this oil is antimicrobial and anti-fungal which makes it an ideal companion for kitchen cleaning. Add ten to twenty drops of this cleaner in a spray bottle filled with four parts of water and one part of white vinegar. It should be strong enough to kill anything that is building up on your kitchen counters, dining room table, or any other area of your home.
Second, you can freshen your linens and couch cushions with this essential oil. In a small spray bottle filled with water, add ten drops of lemongrass essential oil. Spritz your sofa and the towels in your linen closets. Be sure to test this on a small and unnoticeable part of the fabric first. If it works and does not leave a mark, you use this to freshen up all of your fabrics without needing to wash them regularly. This same water bottle can be sprayed in the air as a sort of all-natural air freshener as well.
So in conclusion, Lemongrass essential oil can be used in a lot of life-changing ways when you know how to harness its power. Next time you purchase one of these small bottles of essential oil, you know just how to use it to improve your daily life. These simple suggestions are only the beginning of what you can really do with the full power of lemongrass essential oil. With a little practice, you’re bound to understand why so many people consider this to be their favorite essential oil of all time.
About our Lemongrass Essential Oil
|Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus|
|Country of Origin: India|
|Plant Part used: Leaves|
|Extraction Method: Steam Distilled|
Scent: Fresh earthy, citrus scent
|Odor Intensity: Strong
|Color & Consistency: Yellow, amber to orange liquid
|Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
|GC/MS Test Results: View Report|
Kosher Certified: Yes
Analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, athlete's foot, colds, coughs, detoxification, flatulence / gas, fleas, flu, fungicidal, headache / migraine, insect repellent, lice, muscle pain / stiffness, scabies, tennis elbow, varicose veins.