Anytime is perfect to try out the fresh lemony scent of Lemongrass essential oil in your home. This tall slender tropical grass is prized for its aromatic properties used in cooking and distilled for its essential oil. Due to its high citral content, the essential oil lends itself to many delightfully fresh and clean aromatic body care products as well.

A bit about Lemongrass…(Cymbopogon citratus)

Used traditionally in Indian medicine for centuries for reducing fevers and aiding the immune system to fight infections. Can also be stimulating and invigorating for exhaustion or tired nerves. Researchers have found that Lemongrass essential oil exhibits anti-depressant, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, fungicidal, nervine and sedative properties. Good for oily prone skin, adds shine to lackluster hair and beneficial for muscular aches and pains and headaches. Found to be a powerful antifungal, as well as an insect repellent. Safety: A skin irritant when used neat on the skin. Use in low dilutions only.

Purify and add harmony to any room in your home or office using this uplifting diffuser recipe:

Citrus Surprise
5 drops Lemongrass
5 drops Peppermint
4 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Lime

Make your own refreshing room spray:

Fresh Horizon
6 drops Bergamot
4 drop Eucalyptus
4 drops Lemongrass
2 oz. distilled water

Add oils to the distilled water and pour into a spray mist bottle. Shake well and spray fragrance in the air.

Use it in a massage oil to relieve stress, headaches, and muscular aches and pains

Zen Massage Oil Blend
5 drops Bergamot
4 drops Mandarin
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemongrass

Combine all essential oils in 4 oz. carrier oil.

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