Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus, has a wonderful, uplifting lemony scent that is steam distilled from a grass harvested in Guatemala. Lemongrass has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat muscular pain and stiffness. The soothing properties of Lemongrass essential oil help relax muscles. When in massage oil it can be helpful for muscle aches after physical activity.
Its natural astringent and antibacterial properties make it useful in the treatment of acne, blemishes, and other skin inflammations. Skin-soothing properties help improve skin texture and cleanse your skin without the drying that overexcites the oil glands
The fresh uplifting scent and antibacterial and antifungal properties of lemongrass help protect against odor-causing bacteria and make it a great addition to any natural deodorant.
In hair care, lemongrass oil increases fullness and body and adds luster to dull hair. It may also be an effective treatment to combat hair loss and oily hair, dandruff, and other scalp conditions. Some herbalists believe that lemongrass oil can strengthen the hair follicles, another benefit for those suffering from thinning or weak hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: The unique aroma of lemongrass has notes of herbaceous grass, orange blossom, lemon, and a hint of spice. There has been recent research in India that shows that lemongrass acts as a sedative on the central nervous system which helps relieve tension, ease anxiety, and promote the sensation of being calm.
Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, invigorate, and inspire, combat lethargy, irritability, and nervousness. It also boosts mental alertness and terminates mental fatigue.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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