February 24, 2016

Lemongrass Essential Oil: What You NEED To Know

Lemongrass is one of the most one-of-a-kind and powerful essential oils known to man.

Often used in various culinary dishes (especially Thai food and other Asian cuisines), lemongrass is one of the most versatile plants on the planet. Not only can you use in your cooking, but many people have also discovered that lemongrass essential oil can be cleansing for the mind and the body.

For instance, did you know that Lemongrass essential oil has been used as a natural insect repellant? Not only does it smell good, it tastes great and can keep bugs at bay!

There are SO many ways to effectively use Lemongrass essential oil to improve your life. Here are a few of our favorites!

Lemongrass essential oil

In Your Diet

One of the most popular ways to use lemongrass essential oil is to include a drop or two in Asian food. Since it contains a delicious and very aromatic flavor, you can truly enhance your cooking with a few drops of this essential oil. You can also benefit directly from its natural properties, as they can help to promote digestive health. Yet another reason why this oil is good for your body!

Effective Insect Repellant

While you can use lemongrass in your cooking, many have used the essential oil topically as an effective and natural insect repellant. By mixing 1-4 drops of Lemongrass essential oil with 1-2 teaspoons of carrier oil, you can apply directly to your skin. (Be sure to test on a small patch of skin beforehand to test for sensitivity). It’s a great alternative for those chemical-filled insect repellants and the best part? You’ll end up smelling great!

Cleanse Your Body

Many yoga studios spray lemongrass in the air because of its cleansing effects on the body. This is something you can adapt to your home or office by putting a few drops of lemongrass oil with water into a spray bottle. You can immediately breathe in the positive benefits of this cleansing oil.

Put In It The Air

To feel truly cleansed, you can also administer lemongrass essential oil into the air through the use of a diffuser. By diffusing 4-5 drops in the air, you can feel the potential benefits of lemongrass as it detoxifies and cleanses your body. For those who are feeling weighted down by chemicals and toxins in your body, lemongrass may help you alleviate those issues.

Better Night’s Sleep

For those who have trouble sleeping at night, many have turned to lemongrass to help relax. Many have also used it to try and cure their insomnia. The best way to use lemongrass oil for sleep is to put a few drops on your eye pillow before bed, gently place it under your eyes, and breathe in the aromatic effects of this oil.

These are just some of the amazing benefits of Lemongrass essential oil from Miracle Essential Oils. Want to try it for yourself? Click here to pick up a bottle today!

There are so many more essential oils to discover. One of our favorites is Peppermint — click HERE find out more about how this powerful single oil can help you today!

 


Kelly Kauffman

Living the Pura Vida lifestyle in Costa Rica, Kelly is a movie lover, podcaster, and a chronic Netflix binge-watcher.