LEMONGRASS Cymbopogon citratus/ flexuosus
“The intense, radiant energy of Lemongrass inspires expansion on all levels. Whenever there is a sense of restriction or limitation on life, Lemongrass lifts the spirits and gets things moving again.” – Robbi Zeck, ‘The Blossoming Heart’
I am literally using this oil for the first time today. My choice was from the card that popped up alongside Fennel, from my ‘Tongue of the Trees’ oracle deck. These two cards together were telling me to stay strong but be gentle with myself, recharge and allow myself to expand into who I am with creative passion.
I have been hesitant about trying Lemongrass essential oil because of caution over drug interaction and skin irritation. As I’m not on medication and won’t be applying it topically, I thought I would give it a try.
It has a subtly refreshing herby lemon smell that’s comfortable in moderated amounts. It seems to invite you in with its distinctive lemon notes, before drawing you in a bit deeper to explore its other intriguing layers.
In aromatherapy groups, Lemongrass is frequently mentioned for its properties as an insect repellent and to help lift our energy when we’re feeling a bit strung out.
Lemongrass is also mentioned as being beneficial for aching muscle, sluggish digestion, and for its antibacterial and antifungal properties for conditions such as acne or athletes foot.
“Holmes states that the green and lemony scent of lemongrass oil helps to promote emotional renewal. He explains that it dispels pessimism and mental depression and helps to open the door to new positive experiences.” – Salvatore Battaglia, ‘The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy’
Oils that may compliment the scent of Lemongrass are other citrus oils, Rosemary, Black Pepper, woody oils like Sandalwood or Cedar, or spices such as Clove or Nutmeg.
Recommended use: 3-4 drops in a diffuser, either on its own or with one or two of the recommended oils above.
- Avoid if on multiple medication
- Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding
- Not to be applied topically if you have sensitive, diseased or damaged skin or on children under two years old.
- Do not use in the bath
- Remember never to apply oils neat to the skin and never take essential oils internally
Have you ever used Lemongrass oil? Why not come and tell us about your experience with it in our Facebook group?
Remember, essential oils are a wonderful tool, but they are not a one size fits all! If you would like to know if an oil is suitable for you to use, feel free to get in touch – I am currently offering FREE online consultations over the summer 🌸
Suzie Black – Professional Aromatherapist
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