We’ve all heard about the benefits of drinking wheatgrass and eating grass-fed butters and cheeses but for some reason Lemongrass remains obscured from all the grassy glory. Originating in Southeast Asia, Lemongrass is primarily - and almost exclusively - known for its delicious contribution to cuisine. But this seemingly humble plant does more than make for yummy dinner- its fibrous stalks and leaves can make for serious medicine by way of lemongrass essential oil. Lemongrass essential oil is distilled from the dried plant imparting both a sophisticated aroma and a multitude of therapeutic benefits that can be game-changers in your health and beauty routines.
The compounds that make up lemongrass essential oil are known to have anti-inflammatory and astringent properties so its great for acne prone or troublesome skin that needs soothing. Its astringent properties also help remove oil buildup, tighten and firm up saggy skin and reduce congestion, i.e. blackheads.
Lemongrass is also highly purifying and toning for the skin, and can be used in your skin care routine to help promote an even, glowing complexion. Consider adding a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil to your daily cleanser or moisturizer to help tone and purify skin. Lemongrass oil can also help promote the appearance of healthy fingernails and toenails.
BODY CELLULITE & MORE
We’re all about body positivity and self-acceptance here at Mullein and Sparrow but we also know how annoying cellulite can be! On the days where it just feels more empowering to do something-anything- to treat the dimpled skin, slather on some Lemongrass Oil to stimulate your lymphatic system and reduce the appearance of that old foe. Plus you’ll smell really good.
Lemongrass essential oil is also prescribed to relieve muscle pain, ward off insects, and reduce body aches. Because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, lemongrass essential oil offers immediate pain relief while it reduces inflammation, promotes detoxification and fights fatigue. In addition, it’s also a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron.
Last, but certainly not least, Lemongrass oil has a bright and refreshing lemony scent but is considerably more mellow than its citrus counterpart. It is stimulating in a gentle way as well as soothing and relaxing. Lemongrass is said to be the oil of energetic cleansing and is recommended for use in balancing emotional, mental and spiritual energies. Considering that citrus scents are generally known to uplift stuck, heavy or low energies, this shouldn’t come as a total surprise. One of the most recognized characteristics of lemongrass oil is its ability to promote feelings of peace and tranquility. This is useful for people who have a hard time relaxing or sleeping. The fresh and bright scent of lemongrass helps when want to feel clean, refreshed, relaxed and renewed. Lemongrass oil can boost confidence, mental health and help to keep depression at bay.
All in all Lemongrass is a potent and powerful answer to a need for natural beauty and health needs. A little bit goes a long way and if you haven’t tried it yet what are you waiting for! Lemongrass essential oil can be found in our Lemon Rose Face Wash, Lemongrass Mint Body Oil, Detox Bath Salt and Detox Gift Set. Use code LEMONGRASS to receive 15% off any of our Lemongrass infused goodies!