Lemongrass is a tall, perennial plant that has a subtle citrus flavour (and is used in many Asian cuisines). It also has a herbaceous aroma that gives you a sense of heightened awareness and promotes a positive outlook.
In addition to its unique flavour, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic. Lemongrass is also purifying and toning to the skin and is frequently used in skin care products. It’s also ideal to use when massaging.
Lemongrass is known as the Oil of Cleansing. “Lemongrass is a powerful cleanser of energy. It dispels feelings of despondence, despair, and lethargy. Lemongrass assists individuals in entering a healing mode or cleansing state. In this stage, one easily lets go of old, limiting beliefs, toxic energies, and negativity. Lemongrass teaches individuals to move forward without hesitation. It asks them to commit to a healing path where change is a regular occurrence.
Lemongrass can also be a powerful tool in cleansing the energy within a house, room or office space. It encourages individuals with hoarding tendencies to courageously let go of everything they no longer need.
Lemongrass also clears negative energy from the brow chakra or spiritual eyes. As individuals let go of past issues and stagnant energy, they have an increased ability to see situations with greater clarity. It supports individuals’ energy in flowing freely and smoothly. Lemongrass has a powerful mission to assist in cleansing physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”#
Here are just some ways you can use Lemongrass:
- after strenuous activity, dilute with a carrier oil and massage into the skin for soothing comfort
- use to flavour entrees and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion*
- add a few drops to the diffuser to cleanse your space (blends well with basil, cardamom, spearmint)
- use as an insect repellant – dilute in a carrier oil or spritz before going outside
- add a few drops to a small, glass spray bottle and use as an air freshener
Possible skin sensitivity.
Keep out of reach of children.
If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Plant part: leaf
Collection method: steam distillation
Aromatic description: clean, citrus, fresh, bright
Main constituents: geranial, neral
There are approx 250 drops in each 15 ml bottle, so each drop of Lemongrass costs about 7 cents. Pretty good value, don’t you think?
We’re not doctors or health practitioners, merely people who love to live a natural lifestyle, so we’re not attempting in any way to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*All essential oils are not equal, the information and uses we provide are based on doTERRA’s Pure, Tested Essential Oils. Always read the bottle re directions for use and note cautions above.
#Emotions and Essential Oils. A reference Guide for Emotional Healing, 7th Edition, p. 50