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10 Lemongrass Essential Oil uses you will want to use all the time

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Lemongrass essential oil benefits

 Lemongrass Essential Oil is one of the must-have essential oils in my growing oil collection.

If you have been reading my blog, you may see the theme in my posts of wanting the world around me to be clean and fresh. Whether that is in the diffuser recipes I use to purify the air or how I make a DIY carpet freshner

I’m no perfectionist when it comes to a perfectly clean kept home but I’m great at creating an atmosphere where it smells that way.

One oil that I believe is overlooked when it comes to a clean scent is Lemongrass essential oil.

With essential oils like Eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon being huge fan favorites most people forget to dig a little deeper and try Lemongrass with it’s sweet, citrusy scent with a hint of fresh grass undertones.

Clean living room with essential oil diffuser, lemongrass and lemongrass essential oil bottle

If you are like me, the number of Lemongrass essential oil benefits will surprise you. With this post, I hope to have you grabbing for this inexpensive essential oil to use for all sorts of things around your house.

In this post we will cover

  • What is Lemongrass
  • A list of Lemongrass essential oil benefits
  • How to use Lemongrass essential oil
  • Favorite Lemongrass essential oil diffuser blends to make your home smell amazing
  • Using lemongrass essential oil in your beauty routine
  • Where YL gets their Lemongrass
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What is Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is a grassy plant that loves humid warm places. It thrives best in places like southeast Asia, South America, and other tropical locations. Most of Young Livings lemongrass essential oil comes from its farms in Ecuador and India and is steam distilled on the farms.

If your lucky, you may have even seen it at your local gardening center as a herb plant for your garden. For years I have planted it because it's long green grass leaves are pretty plus it gives off this lemon/grassy scent I love. Unfortunately, it never makes it through our winter but I'm always happy to plant more the next spring.

Living on a farm I like to plant it because the wildlife won't eat it so I've got an ornamental plant that is safe, I'm still mad at the squirrels for eating my Hydrangea. I also like it in abundance around my kitchen door as it helps keep insects away. Given that my girls can never remember to shut the door I need all the help I can get.

Lemongrass for centuries has been used as a flavoring in food and It's super popular in Asian cooking and in tea. So it's fun to grab a handful and use it for the nights I want to kick up my dinner a notch.

Lemongrass is super popular for its powerful citrus scent that has a hint of grass so it's found in soaps and other personal care products. I'm going to share some of my favorite DIY tips using lemongrass below so keep reading.

What are the benefits of lemongrass essential oil?

First off I think the best part of lemongrass is its scent. I use it all the time in my diffuser to freshen up the smell of my home if it begins to smell musky to me.

Lemongrass is also known for its relaxing qualities, it's skin-cleansing benefits and it's support for digestion.

If you want to get all sciency about the benefits of Lemongrass check out this article from Pubmed or this one from Medical News today I think they will really open your eyes to some great potential uses of Lemongrass.

What can lemongrass oil be used for?

Lemongrass has a ton of different uses but I'm going to share here just a few ways I use Lemongrass oil in my home and daily routine. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by how much you can do with lemongrass.

Lemongrass Essential Oil Uses

10 great ways to enjoy using Lemongrass Essential Oil in your daily routine.

1. Freshen your clothing drawers.

Because it's more lemony than lemons, try putting a few drops on a cotton round and placing the cotton round in your t-shirt drawer. Makes T-shirts smell heavenly.

2. Use on Wool balls to freshen laundry

Put 3-4 drops on wool balls in the dryer as a replacement for scent dryer sheets.

3. Absorb odors in the refrigerator

Add 8-10 drops to baking soda in a mason jar and use to absorb odors in refrigerators

4. Clean up your workspace

Make a desk cleaner using lemongrass that the whole office will love by adding 3 drops each of Lemongrass, Lavender, bergamot to a 2 oz amber bottle, add 2 tbsps Rubbing Alcohol and add distilled water to fill. Spray on your work desk to clean and freshen your space.

5. Add to homemade dish soap and Laundry Soap

Add a few drops to your homemade soaps for an extra lemony scent as you clean.

6. Diffuse for Aromatherapy benefits

Diffuse alone or with a blend of oils to improve your well-being.

7. Create a Massage oil featuring Lemongrass

add a drop of lemongrass to 4 drops of massage oil for a relaxing muscle massage after a tough workout. It helps relax and refresh those keyed up muscles.

8. Add to your nightly Skin regimen

Add a drop to your nightly skin care regiment. Lemongrass has skin-cleansing benefits that will help your skin look healthy and give it the glow you crave.

9. Add to your favorite Tea

Young Living has lemongrass as a favorite oil in its vitality line making it labeled for ingestion. Add a drop to honey and warm water for a light flavored tea.

10. Create an air freshener

One of my favorites is a mix of Lemongrass and the YL blend Joy. Mix the two with a dash of salt and distiled water in a 2oz amber bottle for an amazing air freshener for any room.

Can I diffuse lemongrass essential oil?

Yes! you can diffuse lemongrass.

Diffusing lemongrass is actually my favorite way to use it.

I have some amazing diffuser blends for Lemongrass that I have a feeling you are going to fall in love with Lemongrass as I have.

So I imagine you are curious as to what does lemongrass essential oil blend well with?

Lemongrass has a perfumery note of Top to Middle and has a Medium to Strong Aroma.

Lemongrass blends well with all of the citrus oils, and I love it with most of the florals like Rose, Geranium and Lavender. And it's amazing with both Cedarwood and Eucalyptus Radiata.

Young Living recommends diffusing Lemongrass up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

10 Lemongrass Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for a fresh-smelling home.

To print a copy of the Lemongrass inspired diffuser recipes just click the print button at the top of the recipes.

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Lemongrass Diffuser recipes

Lemongrass Diffuser recipes

Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

All you need to make any of these amazing diffuser recipes is the Young Living Premium Starter Kit with diffuser, lemongrass Vitality, Lime Vitality and Bergamont Vitality oils.

I suggest the vitality oils only because they come in the 5ml size.


Materials

  • Young Living Premium Starter Kit with Desert Mist Diffuser
  • Young living Lemongrass Vitality Essential Oil
  • Young living Lime Vitality Essential Oil
  • Young living Bergom Vitality Essential Oil

Instructions

    1. Add one of the below recipes to your diffuser

    2. Fill the diffuser with water following your diffuser's directions

    3. Turn on diffuser and run for 30 minutes at a time.

Lemongrass Inspired Diffuser Recipes

    Fresh Home- 2 Citrus Fresh + 2 lemongrass


    Morning Step- 2 Lemongrass + 2 Peppermint


    Smells Healthy- 3 Lemongrass + 2 Thieves


    Dreamfield- 2 lavender + 2 Lemongrass


    Unwind & kickback- 2 Stressaway + 2 Lemongrass


    Deep Breath- 2 Lemongrass + 3 Raven


    Spring Mix- 2 Lavender + 2 Lemongrass + 2 Lime


    Odor Control- 3 Lemongrass + 2 Peace & Calming


    Total Chill- 2 Lemongrass + 2 Stressaway + 2 Lavender


    Happy Day- 3 Lemongrass + 2 Bergamot

Notes

Beginner Essential Oil users- if you are new to this oil, I suggest for the first few times to diffuse 1-2 drops at a time for 10-15 minutes to see how you react to this oil.

Remember as an essential oil beginner you want to take diffusing easy.

If you find these diffusing essential oils recipes too strong you can always pour the recipe from your diffuser into a glass container then add more water to dilute the recipe. I suggest starting by adding at least 1 cup of water to dilute the original. Then refill the diffuser with some of the diluted recipe and start the diffuser again. repeat the dilution process to dilute again if necessary. Also, open a window or door to allow fresh air into the area if needed.

Oh and don't forget to pin it to your essential oil diffuser board on Pinterest that way you can come back to this post any time you need it!

How do I use Lemongrass essential oil on my face?

There are a number of ways you can use lemongrass for the skin. Just remember that it needs to be properly diluted before applying to the skin to prevent any sensitivities to the oil.

Young Living recommends the following for Topical use of Lemongrass Essential Oil:

Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil. Test on a small area of skin on the underside of your arm and apply to desired area as needed.

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Can you take Lemongrass essential oil internally?

Young Living has Lemongrass as a part of its vitality essential oil line. This means that with the white vitality label lemongrass can be used internally.

I strongly suggest following labels on the oils and only making the decision to ingest with oils properly labeled for ingestion.

I personally don't ingest oils and less it's a part of a Young Living supplement like their Ningxia Red juice or vitamin line. I have a not so strong digestive system and essential oils can be damaging if not properly diluted.

It is always recommended to speak with your Dr. and Pharmacist before ever ingesting essential oils to ensure the oil doesn't react with a medication you are taking.

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