StBotanica LemonGrass Pure Aroma Essential Oil is extracted from Lemon Grass, which is also called by its botanical name, Cymbopogon Citratus. Lemon Grass is usually cultivated in tropical areas all over the world. It can grow profusely and has a distinct lemony smell from which it derives its name. The oil extracted from the leaves and stalks of Lemon Grass is primarily used for aromatherapy and is a common ingredient in soaps and personal care products.
What Are Its Uses And Benefits?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes. In it, the essential oils are absorbed into the body through the skin or olfactory system. When combined with custom massage, aromatherapy yields greater benefits.
The efficacy of Lemongrass massage oil as an aromatherapy agent has been suggested by a study  which revealed its harmonizing effect on hypertension. When massaged on the body in diluted form, Lemongrass essential oil helps in reducing stress and anxiety.
2. Healthy Skin
Lemongrass essential oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that make it useful in fighting fungal infections and skin inflammation . These properties makes it a choice ingredient in skin-care products and face packs.
The antioxidants present in Lemongrass essential oil help rejuvenate the skin by fighting free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms in our body that damage skin cells and make our skin look older. The effectiveness of the antioxidant property of Lemongrass oil was found in a study  in which 40 subjects were administered Lemongrass oil mouthwash.
3. Helps Kill Germs
Citral, the main component of Lemongrass, has anti-microbial properties . When applied topically in diluted form, the Lemongrass essential oil helps in fighting germs. One study points towards the anti-bacterial properties of Lemongrass oil and even goes on to suggest that it would be “helpful in treatment of infections caused by multi-drug-resistant organisms” . In the study, the bacteria that showed resistance towards different antibiotics were found to be inhibited by Lemongrass oil even at lower concentration levels.
4. Reduces Physical Pain
The anti-inflammatory property of Lemongrass Oil make it a natural analgesic. In a study conducted on old people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, it was found that the pain levels of the patients gradually decreased during the topical application of lemongrass oil .Lemongrass essential oil can be diluted with carriers and then applied topically to get relief from the inflammation of joints and muscles. It may also provide relief from headache when applied on the temples.
5. Fights the Flu and Colds
Lemongrass essential oil, when inhaled in vaporized form, can be an effective remedy against the flu and colds . Thanks to its anti-inflammatory property, it can help in unclogging a stuffy nose. A stuffy nose is usually caused by inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses. To get relief from a clogged nose just add a few drops of Lemongrass essential oil on a cotton ball or handkerchief and gently inhale the aroma.
6. Other Health Benefits
Lemongrass essential oil is effective in cooling down the body temperature in hot weather. It can also improve digestion, fight nausea, and relieve menstrual problems. When evaluated for neurobehavioral effects it was found to display sedative qualities. It also helped people suffering from urine problems.
How To Use LemonGrass Essential Oil?
The most important thing to remember is never to apply undiluted Lemongrass essential oil directly to your skin. Always dilute the essential oil with carriers such as sweet almond oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil before topical application. The concentration of LemonGrass essential oil in the mixture should depend on the sensitivity of the skin. It’s always advisable to first apply the diluted mixture on a small part of the skin to test its potency.
In its diluted form, StBotanica LemonGrass Pure Aroma Essential Oil can be used as a body oil for custom massage.
Thanks to its invigorating scent, StBotanica LemonGrass Pure Aroma Essential Oil can be used in vaporizers, diffusers and oil burners as an air-freshener and deodorizer.
It should not be used in undiluted form on the skin or hair. It is best to dilute it with carriers or fillers for best results.
Also, bear in mind that essential oils may be toxic when ingested. It’s always best to take the advice of a natural health practitioner or a qualified doctor before any kind of oral intake of essential oils.