Soothing, balancing, and relaxing, lemongrass essential oil has a mildly sweet, fresh, and clean aroma. Because of its antioxidant and bacteria fighting properties that are high in vitamins and essential minerals, it’s often known as the "energetic cleanser.” It is an abundant source of necessary vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also offers essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron.
Lemongrass oil’s energizing scent and versatility makes it a favored essential oil among many users. Its fresh and soothing aroma helps relieve stress, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, and can prevent drowsiness. Lemongrass oil also helps to relax and tone muscles, relieves muscle pain, rheumatism, menstrual cramps, stomachaches, toothaches, migraines, and headaches.
As the B.A.R.E Oil of the Month of August, we'd like to share the top 10 beneficial uses that lemongrass essential oil has to offer.
Top 10 Beneficial Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil
2. Skin & Hair Health
Lemongrass essential oil is wonderful to use for skin restorative benefits. It works as a fresh, all natural cleanser for oily, dry or combination skin types. Thanks to its antiseptic and astringent properties, it's great for obtaining even, toned and glowing skin. It can sterilize your pores, serve as a natural toner, and reinforce skin tissues. Lemongrass oil also strengthens hair follicles which assists with hair loss as well as itchy and irritated scalps.
Massage a few drops of lemongrass oil into your scalp for two minutes and then rinse. The calming and antibacterial properties will leave the hair shiny and fresh. Also try adding lemongrass oil to shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, and lotions.
4. Muscle Relaxer
Experiencing aches and pains? Lemongrass oil helps to improve blood circulation, therefore relieving cramps, muscle spasms, back aches, and sprains. Try mixing 4-5 drops of lemongrass oil with coconut oil or another type of carrier oil, then rub onto the achy area.
For cramps, drinking lemongrass tea can help women with menstrual cramps and other PMS symptoms like nausea, headaches and irritability. Drink two cups of lemongrass tea a day to relieve pain associated with your menstrual cycle.
5. Antioxidant Properties
Studies have shown that lemongrass oil has the ability to fight off free radicals in the body. Free radicals are produced in the body to aid in metabolic processes such as digestion and the exchange of food into energy. They can be beneficial in many of the body's natural functions. However, when an abundance of free radicals is produced, it can become damaging to our health. Our bodies try to protect us from free radical damage by producing enzymes that neutralize them. However, they are not capable of handling this function without antioxidants provided by our diets. Antioxidants are protective molecules that neutralize free radicals with electrons, rendering them harmless.
Lemongrass oil is often used in hot teas, soups and curries. Make an antioxidant tea with 6 oz. of hot water and 2-3 drops of lemongrass oil.
7. Helps Relieve Headaches & Migraines
The calming and soothing effects of lemongrass oil has the ability to diminish the throbbing, pressure, or tension that can cause those bothersome headaches. Lemongrass essential oil is often used to relieve mental exhaustion, fatigue, stress and is a very uplifting oil. It’s an excellent choice for those whose migraines bring on emotional symptoms of depression and / or panic.
Mix 2 drops with a dab of coconut oil, then rub into the temples. You can also diffuse 3-4 drops in a diffuser to obtain headache or migraine relief.
9. Reduces Inflammation
The anti-inflammatory properties of lemongrass oil comes from the limonene in the plant. Inflammation has been connected to just about every health condition and it plays a role in allergic diseases like asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease.
By allowing nutrients to be absorbed into the body, lemongrass oil also boosts the immune system. The oil can be vital in restoring your system and it can help to keep the organs working properly.
*As always, check with your doctor before ingesting any essential oil if you are pregnant or if you have any chronic health concerns.*
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