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


Repels insects

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Lemongrass essential oil's strong middle note blends well with citrus oils, as well as with chamomile, clary sage, cypress, lavender, palmarosa, peppermint, sandalwood, vetiver and ylang ylang.


Not appropriate for children. May irritate dry, sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use with glaucoma. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some uplifting recipes using lemongrass aromatherapy oil...

All Purpose Cleaner

Bath Salt Recipe

Lemongrass Ginger Diffuser Blend

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