Lemongrass Essential Oil
Today, Lemongrass Essential Oil is highly used in the cosmetics, perfumery, and pharmaceutical industries. For example, it is an ingredient in disinfectants, detergents, polishes, insect repellents, shampoos and conditioners, skin cleaners and lotion, and soap. Lemongrass is gives Ivory Soap its recognizable scent.
In aromatherapy, it has a wide variety of uses in skin care from toning and strengthening connective tissue, balancing overactive sebum secreting glands, shrinking open pores, making perfect for acne prone and oily skin. When incorporated in massage oils, Lemongrass Essential oil helps reduce muscle aches and pains by reducing lactic acid and stimulating circulation.
Used alone or blended with other lemon–scented oils, such as Citronella, Lemongrass Essential oil may be used as an insect repellant simply by diffusing or added to a drop or two to water when cleaning your floors. It is believed; according to recent tests conducted in Japan, to have 10 times more effective antifungal properties than eucalyptus, peppermint and tea tree essential oils.
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Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aroma: sharp, fresh, earthy, lemon-like scent
Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulants, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, carminative, deodorant, febrifuge, fungicide, galactagogue (promotes lactation), insecticidal, nervine, sedative, tonic
Uses/Benefits: useful against bacteria, colds and flu, pneumonia, coughs, bronchitis, scabies; cellulite, insect repellant and pesticide, antifungal properties make it useful for athlete’s foot, candida, ringworm, and discourages mold growth, astringent properties make it useful for oily skin and hair, acne, excessive perspiration, fever, muscle aches and rheumatism, when inhaled works as a sedative for nervous disorders, anxiety and stress, has pheromones that attract honey bees,
Blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, clove, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, and ylang ylang.
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