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6 Benefits Of Lemongrass Oil (And How To Use It)

October 26, 2022 0 Comments

6 Benefits Of Lemongrass Oil (And How To Use It)

is a stimulating, relaxing and balancing oil believed to offer an array of benefits for all aspects of life.

In this article, we’ll look at Lemongrass Oil’s most known and loved qualities, as well as how to practically incorporate it into your routine to best receive these benefits.

Table Of Contents
What Is Lemongrass Oil?

Considerations For Use
Customer Reviews

Firstly, What Is Lemongrass Essential Oil?

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Extracted from the leaves of the Cymbopogon flexuosus via the steam distillation method, Lemongrass Essential Oil carries a refreshingly herbaceous, citrusy and somewhat grassy aroma.

It is also one of the most popular essential oils, believed to offer many benefits for both physical and mental health.

6 Benefits Of Lemongrass Essential Oil

From aromatherapy and skincare to household cleaning, Lemongrass Essential Oil is seen to offer many benefits for all aspects of life. These include:

1. Has Been Seen To Soothe Acne And Inflammation

Lemongrass Oil’s naturally occurring astringent, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties have been seen to fight blemishes and balance oily skin. These properties make Lemongrass Oil a popular treatment for those suffering from acne and inflammation.

Lemongrass Oil is known to support healthy skin by cleaning and detoxifying the pores and removing excess oil from the skin.

2. May Help Relieve Headaches And Migraines

Lemongrass Oil contains eugenol, a constituent that has been seen to impact serotonin and blood platelet action - two factors that contribute to headaches.

In fact, eugenol is thought to have similar pain relieving abilities to aspirin.

3. Believed To Help Relieve Muscle Pain

The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Lemongrass Essential Oil are known to help relieve muscle and joint pain. These properties make it an incredibly beneficial oil for those who partake in strenuous exercise.

4. Known To Inhibit The Growth Of Bacteria

The antimicrobial properties of Lemongrass Oil have been seen to be beneficial for healing wounds and preventing infection.

In fact, a 2016 study revealed that Lemongrass Oil may be effective in treating drug-resistant bacteria responsible for pneumonia and blood infections.

5. Seen To Help Relieve Stress

Lemongrass Oil is thought to help relieve high blood pressure as a result of stress. Diffusing and inhaling Lemongrass Essential Oil is known to help overpower feelings of nervousness and mental fatigue.

One 2015 study revealed that Lemongrass Oil may have a harmonising effect on the nervous system. Another 2015 study uncovered inhaling Lemongrass Oil lowered feelings of anxiety and subjective tension in participants.

6. Believed To Work As A Natural Insect Repellant

The high citral and geraniol content of Lemongrass Essential Oil is known to help repel bugs like mosquitos and ants.

In fact, Lemongrass Oil shares a similar chemical profile to Citronella Essential Oil, making it a great natural insect repellant alternative for those who don’t like the scent of Citronella.

Popular Ways To Use Lemongrass Oil

When it comes to enjoying the many benefits of Lemongrass Oil, we recommend topical application or inhalation via a diffuser.

To help treat and protect your skin, dilute Lemongrass Oil into a carrier oil and apply to the skin using one of the following methods.

  • For facial application, we recommend the same method at a 0.1-0.4% dilution.
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To experience the aromatic benefits of Lemongrass Oil, add a few drops to your or car diffuser. To do so:

  1. Add some water to the diffuser basin
  2. Add roughly 5 drops of Lemongrass Oil
  3. Plug in and start your diffuser to enjoy Lemongrass Oil’s refreshing, citrus aroma

Quick tip: Diffuse Lemongrass Oil on warm summer evenings to help keep pesky bugs at bay.

3 Common Ways To Enjoy Lemongrass Oil

Now you know the many benefits Lemongrass Oil can bring to all aspects of life, you might be wondering how to practically incorporate it into your routine to best receive these benefits.

Some of the most popular ways to use Lemongrass Oil include:

1. Combine With A Carrier Oil For A Soothing Massage

To create your own Lemongrass infused massage oil, simply dilute Lemongrass Essential Oil into a or . This treatment may help relieve muscle aches and joint pain.

2. Add A Few Drops To A Warm Bath To Relax Your Muscles

To create a relaxing environment and help relieve muscle spasms, cramps and inflammation, add a few drops of Lemongrass Oil to a warm bath.

3. Combine With A Carrier Oil For An Anti-Acne Serum

For those wanting to treat various skin complaints like acne and inflammation, simply add a few drops of Lemongrass Oil to a carrier oil and apply to the affected area using a cotton ball.

What Does Lemongrass Oil Blend Well With?

Lemongrass Oil’s energising and refreshing scent blends well with a variety of other essential oils. Some popular diffuser blends incorporating Lemongrass Oil include:

For A Fresh, Uplifting Blend

  • 3 drops Lemongrass Oil
  • 3 drops Lavender Oil
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Oil 

For A Stress Reliving Blend

  • 2 drops Lemongrass Oil
  • 2 drops Sweet Marjoram Oil 
  • 2 drops Orange Sweet Oil

Diffusing a mixture of Eucalyptus and Lemongrass Oil is known to relieve headaches & migranes.

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The citrus, sweet scent of Sweet Orange blends well with Lemongrass' herbaceous aroma.

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Marjoram and Lemongrass are two oil's known to help relieve exxhaustion and mental fatigue.  

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How Do You Know If You Have Quality Lemongrass Oil?

The quality and purity of Lemongrass Essential Oil will vary depending on where the oil is purchased. Therefore, to ensure you’re purchasing a pure, quality product, be sure to look out for the following things on the bottle.

Top 6 Things To Look For

  1. The oils Latin name, in this case Cymbopogon flexuosus, listed on the bottle. If a product doesn’t have the Latin name listed, it’s probably a mix of synthetic fragrance oils.
  2. Oil packaging is in a dark glass bottle. This will prevent light and heat from damaging the oil.  
  3. The label clearly states ‘100% pure Lemongrass Essential Oil’. This will ensure the product isn’t blended with any other oils.  
  4. Be sure to check the expiry date if buying in store.
  5. The product clearly states where the oil is from.
  6. Be wary of a very low price. It could be an indicator of low quality or adulterated essential oils.

At AWO, we ethically source our Lemongrass Essential Oil from India and do not dilute it with any other ingredients. This means you’re getting exactly what you pay for, 100% pure Lemongrass Essential Oil naturally extracted via steam distillation.  

Although rare, Lemongrass Oil use may result in skin irritations or allergic reactions. That's why we always recommend performing a skin patch test before incorporating Lemongrass Oil into your routine.  

AWO’s Lemongrass Oil is 100% pure and therefore very concentrated, so we always recommend diluting before using topically. Because they are so potent, essential oils can cause serious harm if ingested without the necessary expertise.  

For this reason, you should never ingest essential oils. We also recommend storing your Lemongrass Essential Oil in a cool, dry place at room temperature, ensuring that they are not directly exposed to sunlight and are out of reach of children or pets.

What Customers Are Saying About Lemongrass Oil

“I love this Lemongrass Oil. It’s so gorgeous to have on during the day when you’d like to relax. You can’t beat shopping local and getting products this special”
Melissa (Verified Customer)

“High quality product and packaging. Very impressed with this purchase”
Kelly (Verified Customer)

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