Lemongrass Essential Oil

Refreshing, balancing and cheerful!

Lemongrass essential oil is energizing, strengthening and good for cheering you up.

Plus, it's excellent for soothing achy muscles and easing stuffed-up breathing - a good choice for aromatherapy cold and flu relief.

Its antiseptic properties and strong, happy scent make lemongrass a great choice for aromatherapy cleaning recipes.

I like to add a few drops to a bucketful of water along with a splash of vinegar for a terrific no-rinse floor washing solution.

Mix it with tea tree and lavender for an antibacterial acne-fighting blend.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Cymbopogon flexuosus

Lemongrass is a fast-growing perennial grass that grows up to five feet (1.5m) high. It has bulbous stems and long sharp, narrow leaves.

Strong, penetrating, herbaceous, fresh, earthy, lemony scent.

Therapeutic Properties

  • Lifts mood; antidepressant

  • Refreshes energy

  • Increases alertness

  • Reduces stress

  • Promotes good sleep

  • Balances, tones and strengthens the nervous system

  • Relieves pain by reducing inflammation

  • Helps breathing when used as an inhalation

  • Improves digestion

  • Tones and cleanses skin

  • Stimulates lactation in nursing mothers

  • Contracts connective tissue

  • Disinfectant

  • Repels insects

Buy Lemongrass essential oil from doTerra.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

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Lemongrass essential oil's strong middle note blends well with: 

  • citrus oils
  • chamomile
  • clary sage
  • cypress
  • lavender
  • palmarosa
  • peppermint
  • sandalwood
  • vetiver
  • ylang ylang


Not appropriate for children.

May irritate dry, sensitive or damaged skin.

Do not use with glaucoma.

Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia.

Buy Lemongrass essential oil from Amazon. Please remember to buy the best oils you can afford - there's a lot of cheap oils in the marketplace, and they just won't give you the experience you're looking for.

What Next?

Lemongrass Recipes

Try a few uplifting recipes using lemongrass aromatherapy oil...

All Purpose Cleaner

One of the quickest, easiest homemade cleaner recipes you'll ever make. This recipe is non-toxic and gentle enough to use just about anywhere.

Eucalyptus Bath Salt Recipe

A cool, refreshing recipe for making bath salts that boosts energy and relieves cold symptoms. Plus a pick-me-up when you need an energy boost!

Homemade Skin Toner for Oily or Acne Prone Skin

A great "cheat" if you're too tired to cleanse your face properly before bed.
Improve the overall look of your skin.

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