7 Go-To Uses for Lemongrass + Bonus DIY Recipes

Don’t let it fool you. When you see the stalky, fibrous lemongrass plant you might not see its holistic healing potential… but it’s there. Lemongrass is a common ingredient in traditional Thai cooking and a versatile agent to boost health.

Join us as we explain how.

Lemongrass is…

Great for Headache & Pain Relief

When diluted and applied topically on the temples, lemongrass can relieve acute pain, pressure or tension that might be common in headaches. It can also be diffused to calm and relax, bringing in a grounding, fragrant scent to your home.

A Natural Deodorant

Lemongrass has incredible properties that make it a natural and safe air freshener or deodorizer. The botanical has a sweet lemony smell and its antiseptic properties cleanse home and body alike. Dilute your lemongrass with water or FCO and add to a diffuser to mist through the home or combine with lavender or peppermint to create a natural, clean fragrance.

A Natural Boost to Skin health

Like mentioned above, lemongrass has incredible antiseptic properties which means it can be added to things like shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, and lotions. Yet, it also strengthens and tightens skins due to its astringent properties. Use it as a natural skin toner for even, glowing skin.

A Natural Bug Repellant

Due to its chemical makeup, lemongrass acts as a natural bug repellant. Within the botanical, there are two elements called citral and geraniol that make it unappealing to pesky ants, mosquitos, and other bothersome insects. Switch from the harsh chemicals to the natural power of lemongrass by either diluting and applying topically or add a few drops to a diffuser to clear and purify your space.

A Protectant Against Infection

Research done in 2012 showed that Lemongrass displayed antimicrobial properties. When lemongrass essential oil was added to a staph infection in-lab, researchers found that lemongrass disrupted the infection, which indicates it’s an antimicrobial agent. Consider using this warm, citrus oil to help with stomach bugs, cuts, or respiratory problems.

A Free-Radical Bully

Lemongrass helps fight off free radicals. According to research, lemongrass contains some antioxidant properties that help the body deal with pesky free radicals that may cause disease. Using pure lemongrass to help healthy cells and ward off free radicals could be a natural way to maintain health.

A Muscle Relaxer

Like mentioned before, lemongrass helps promote proper blood flow, making it great as a muscle relaxant. For aches, pains, soreness, and spasms try rubbing diluted Lemongrass on the affected area topically. We suggest also trying a number of the DIY recipes below and see what works best for you and your body.

 

Our Favorite DIY Recipes

For Cleaning:

Consider this industry secret. Add Lemongrass essential oil to your vacuum bag to purify the space and add that extra deep clean to carpets.

For Pain: 

10 Drops Lemongrass

10 Drops Marjoram

10 Drops Frankincense

For Skin Care:

Add Lemongrass essential oil to our DIY Body Scrub recipe for smoother, more rejuvenated skin.

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