Lemongrass oil has a tonic and stimulating effect on the whole organism and is a very powerful antiseptic and bactericide hence there are a lot of Lemongrass essential oil uses.

Lemongrass has been found to have a soothing effect on headaches, but unlike Lavender, should be diluted in a carrier oil before gently massaging the temples and forehead, as the neat oil would be damaging to the skin.

Other Lemongrass essential oil uses

As a bath oil Lemongrass is refreshing, antiseptic and deodorant but again, needs to be used in care because of possible skin irritation. Do not use more than 3 drops at a time, and dilute before adding to the water. Another possible way of using the oil is in footbaths – very refreshing for tired feet, and helpful for excessive sweating.

Even more Lemongrass essential oil uses

Like all the lemon-scented oils, one of the Lemongrass essential oil uses is as an insect repellent. It can be used alone or in any number of possible blends with other insect-repellent oils, and has been used extensively to protect animals from fleas and tics. Use it in a blend with Lavender to sponge a dog in summer. Use Lemongrass in a burner in summertime, too, to keep the flies and other insects away from the kitchen, and sometimes add a drop or two to the water for washing the tiled floor.

Lemon grass essential oil is sometimes used to adulterate more expensive oils, and occasionally turns up labelled as Verbena which is similarly lemon-scented.

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