Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil
Earthy, citrus aroma with green, lush notes. Refreshing, uplifting, calming and restorative oil and can be used for sports massage to relieve aches and pains. Lemongrass makes a beautiful room freshener and deodorant. Used as insect repellent.
The lemongrass we use is the West Indian lemongrass (of the species Cymbopogon citratus) and is sourced from Thailand.
Properties of Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil
- helps relieve pain
- aromatic influence: helps boost mood, promotes awareness and purification
- antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic (slows down growth of microorganisms)
- insect repellant
How to use it:
Mix water with 5 drops of essential oil in an oil burner to diffuse and inhale the scent. Do not directly apply on the skin. Please mix with a carrier oil (e.g. Virgin Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil) before applying. Mix 10ml of carrier oil with a maximum 5 drops of essential oil.
Essential Oils are generally not recommended for use with children under six years of age, use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years and older.
Pregnant women or mothers who breastfeed should take precaution when using essential oils as well. Most essential oils are not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy. There are also some essential oils that pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid.
Always do a patch test for skin allergies or irritation.
Pattnaik S., Subramanyam V.R., Kole C. (1996). Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ten essential oils in vitro, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8893526
Aroma Tools, Modern Essentials Handbook, 11th Edition