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March Essential Oil: Lemongrass

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Aroma: Citrusy, earthy, herbaceous, and fresh

Lemongrass is native to Asia and thrives in warm and sunny climates. It's a type of tropical grass native to Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India. Lemongrass is also known as fever grass, oil grass, and citronnelle. It is highly aromatic and widely cultivated in the Asian tropics for its essential oil. Lemongrass has long been an important part of Ayurvedic traditional Indian medicine.

The oil is cooling, stimulating, and refreshing to both the body and mind. Lemongrass oil is one of the few oils that are safe to use on pets! It can be used to deter lice, fleas, and ticks. Check with your pet's veterinarian before using this oil on them.

Below is a list of some of the therapeutic properties of Ylang Ylang essential oil:

  • Improves digestion

  • Balances the nervous system

  • Reduces stress

  • Promotes a restful sleep

  • Uplifts your mood

  • Improves mental concentration

  • Reduces inflammation and swollen tissues

  • Repels insects

  • Relieves depression and fatigue

  • Is antiseptic; antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, calmative; digestive, insect repellant, sedative, anti-depressant, and a disinfectant.

Lemongrass Bath Blend Recipe:

3 drops of Lemongrass

Epsom, Dead Sea, and Himalayan bath salts

Mix the lemongrass oil into your bath salts and put 1-2 teaspoons in a warm bath to help relieve fatigue and depression. Can be used after a stressful day or a poor night's sleep. This blend can also help relieve jet lag and revive you after a long trip.

If you have any questions, regarding how to use Lemongrass essential oil or any other essential oils, feel free to contact me at Check out my online store for specially crafted essential oil blends and more.

*Safety Note: Always, always, consult with a doctor before using essential oils, especially if you’re pregnant, or using oils for your children. It’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian before using oils on your pets too. Essential oils are safe, natural alternatives; however, we are not doctors and it’s just good practice to consult with your trusted medical professionals before trying or adding new things into your environment.


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