Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil has a scent similar to lemon, but comes from a different botanical family. It is an excellent additive to massage oil because it promotes lymphatic flow and helps to heal torn muscle and ligament tissue.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

Botanical Family: Poaeceae or Gramineae

Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves

Properties: Supports digestion, tones and helps regenerate connective tissue and ligaments; strengthens vascular walls; antifungal; helps with headaches, respiratory infections, sore throats, improves circulation; helps heal torn ligaments, promotes lymphatic flow

Uses: Diffuse, apply topically, add to food or drink

Fragrant lnfluence: Promotes psychic awareness and a sense of purification

Aromatherapy blending with lemongrass

  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Eucalyptus radiata
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Rosemary CT cineol

Healing aromatherapy recipes with lemongrass

For helping broken bones to heal, rub the following mixture gently into the afflicted area:

  • 8 drops Helichrysum
  • 6 drops pine
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 12 drops wintergreen
  • 4 drops clove
The above mixture should be stirred well in a carrier oil of 1 ounce or more.

Here is another recipe to be used the same way:

  • 10 drops wintergreen
  • 3 drops helichrysum
  • 3 drops pine
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 4 drops giner
This is a strong mixture; skin test first for possible irritation and dilute in a carrier oil.

Inhale lemongrass mixed with basil, peppermint or rose in a 1:1 ratio for improvement of memory. Dilute these oils into a massage oil and rub gently around head and neck.

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