Lemongrass is an herb that grows in dense clumps mostly in warm and tropical regions. It has a penetrating lemony scent that has a soothing effect on emotions, provides support for healthy immune and circulatory system. Although lemongrass has traditionally been used to treat digestive problems and high blood pressure, the essential oil has many other potential health benefits. For example, it’s becoming a popular tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. Lemongrass serves as an amazing cleanser for the skin.
Botanical name: Cymbopogon flexuosus.
Aromatic Description: Grassy, spicy and earthy.
Part of plant distilled: Leaves.
Colour: Yellow to amber with watery consistency.
Main compounds: Myrcene, citronellal, geranyl
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation.
Properties: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal.
SKIN AND HAIR CARE;
• Soothes skin irritations.
• Cleanser for most skin types.
• Sterilize pores and tones and strengthens skin.
• Curbs hair loss and moisturizes scalp.
• Natural bug repellent for mosquitos, fleas and ants.
• Relieves muscle pain.
• Reduces stress and anxiety.
• Eases rheumatoid arthritis.
• Can relief fever.
• Can relief headaches.
• Natural deodorant.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Add a few drops into your diffuser.
• Add several drops to your hot bath.
• Add to household cleaning agents.
• Add a few drops in hot water or onto a hot towel and inhale.
• Blend with other oils to lighten up fragrance and spray.
Always conduct a test patch on the inner forearm by applying diluted essential oil and give it time, if it does not show adverse reactions use on other parts of the body.
• Mix with carrier oils and apply on hair or skin.
• Rub a few drops between your palms.
• Add to your moisturizer for toning and rejuvenation of the skin.
• Add a few drops to a damp towel and apply directly to inflamed areas.
• Dilute with a carrier and burn in an oil burner.
• Not for internal use.
• Keep away from sunlight.
• Slightly flammable. Store away from heat.
• Avoid contact with eyes, nose, ears and mucous membranes.
• Do not use on already damaged skin.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, young children and people with other medical conditions should ALWAYS consult a physician before using essential oils.