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Hidden Gem: Lemongrass

Hidden Gem: Lemongrass

This tropical grass with lemony fresh vitality has a dynamic range of antioxidant potential.

common name: Lemongrass
botanical name: cymbopogon flexuosus
Cultivation: Certified Organic
Origin: Nepal
Part of Plant: leaves
Extraction: steam

Lemongrass is a lymphatic stimulant; helpful for all lymphatic congestion and stagnation, swollen glands and edema.

It is an epidermal restorative, antioxidant; toning for slack, devitalized skin, cellulite, weak elastin, poor muscle tone and stretch marks.

Lemongrass is effective for treating repelling many insects, especially mosquitos.

Lemongrass is also astringent, antiseptic, detoxifying for skin infections, acne, enlarged pores, blemishes and skin impurities.

It is a strong, broad spectrum anti-fungal, useful for a wide range of fungal infections; Candida, Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, Oral Thrush, Nail Bed Fungus etc.

Lemongrass is antiperspirant, antibacterial and antiseptic; it's helpful for excessive perspiration, sweaty scalp and skin. Lemongrass is also a strong deodorant, great for clearing unpleasant, toxic aromas both topically and environmentally.

It is also analgesic; helpful for treating aches, pains, strains and sport injuries.

Lemongrass is a digestive stimulant and can be used as a carminative.

Psychologically, Lemongrass is useful for mental fatigue, poor concentration, distraction, pessimism, depression and emotional confusion.

Get to know some other members of Lemongrass' family, the Poaceaes are your best friends when it comes to purging toxins from the body! Read about Vetiver here, read about Palmarosa here.

Try these combinations...

Lemongrass and Petitgrain - for nervous tension, stomach tension

Lemongrass and Cypress - lymphatic decongestant for swollen glands

Lemongrass and Geranium Rose, Tea Tree - broad spectrum anti-fungal

Lemongrass and Pink Grapefruit - antiperspirant, deodorant

Lemongrass and Sweet Marjoram - muscle spasm, cramps

Lemongrass, Rosemary Highland and Pink Grapefruit - enlarged pores, impure skin

Lemongrass, Pink Grapefruit and Sweet Fennel - cellulite

Lemongrass and Patchouli - cognitive stability

Lemongrass, Lemon Eucalyptus and Spike Lavender

Lemongrass in Coconut Oil - 2 drops Organic Lemongrass in a teaspoon of coconut oil to relieve flatulence * be informed about internal use, read the article here!

DIY Muscle Toning After-Sport Body Spray
This body spray will help to detoxify the muscles following exercise, improve muscle and skin tone and relieve muscle tension and joint pain. 

6 drops Lemongrass
3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Black Pepper
9 drops Lemon
100 ml Lavender Highland Hydrosol
Small squirt natural, unscented soap

1. Place your natural soap and essential oil drops directly into your 100 ml bottle of Hydrosol. Shake well.
2. Spray onto desired area following exercise or before entering the steam/sauna. 

* Lemongrass can be sensitizing to the skin. Use in a low dilution and watch for signs of sensitization or irritation. Combining Lemongrass with Grapefruit or Lemon essential oil will quench the irritating components.

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