When Life Gives You Lemon(grass)… Make Essential Oil

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Lemongrass..just reading the word triggers the smell. Mmmmm!!! My first introduction to this citrusy delight was in Thai coconut soup. It has become one of my favorite aromatherapy/essential oils, after buying a bottle of lemongrass castille soap at a festival one summer. I also used it successfully during my first international trip to Norway to help with jet lag. I currently add it to my diffuser to energize and boost my mood as needed, as a massage oil for my joints and for muscle cramps and cosmetically as a soap, lotion or shea butter add in.

” Lemongrass essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation of dried lemongrass. Lemongrass is known by the scientific names Cymbopogon Citratus or Andropogon Citratus. The main constituents of its essential oil are Myrcene, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, Neral, Limonene and Citral.” (organicfacts.net)

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Lemongrass is a natural antidepressant, antiseptic, and deodorant. It stimulates milk production for breastfeeding mothers, can be used to repair connective tissues, to treat flatulence, boost self esteem and confidence, treat cellulite and as lighter smelling insect repellent in place of citronella, among it’s many therapuetic uses.

Be advised to always use ESSENTIAL OIL and NOT FRAGRANCE oil, for aromatherapy, as the therapeutic properties of lemongrass are only in the essential oil.
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For more info on lemongrass and.it’s  many uses, click http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lemongrass-essential-oil.html

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