The Benefits of Natural Lemongrass Oil

The Benefits of Natural Lemongrass Oil

I love adding essential oils to our skin care products. One of my favorite oils is Lemongrass, an herb active to India and Sri Lanka. It is characterized by tall striped leaves and jagged edges. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant in it's purest form, resulting in a strong, fresh, lemony, and earthy scent.  It is stimulating, relaxing, soothing, and balancing. 

Here are some potential benefits of using natural lemongrass oil:

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Lemongrass oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. This may be helpful for conditions like arthritis, muscle pain, and other inflammatory conditions.

  2. Antimicrobial properties: Lemongrass oil has antimicrobial properties that can help to kill bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. This may make it useful for treating skin infections, as well as respiratory and digestive infections.

  3. Stress relief: Lemongrass oil has a fresh, citrusy scent that is believed to have calming and stress-reducing effects. It may be helpful for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.

  4. Skin health: Lemongrass oil has antifungal and antiseptic properties that may make it helpful for treating skin conditions like acne, athlete's foot, and ringworm. It may also help to reduce the appearance of pores and improve skin tone.

  5. Digestive health: Lemongrass oil has been used traditionally to treat digestive issues like bloating, constipation, and indigestion. It may help to stimulate digestion and promote the production of digestive juices.

It's important to note that natural lemongrass oil should be used with caution and should be diluted before applying to the skin. It's also important to speak with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils, especially if you are pregnant or have any underlying health conditions.

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