Why Is Lemongrass Essential Oil So Amazing?
Lemongrass has a powerful fresh zingy scent and is often used in cooking, herbal medicine, and the essential oil is used in skincare products... but do you know exactly what lemongrass is?! Here we delve into the benefits of using this gorgeous grassy plant and learn why it's so amazing!
What is Lemongrass? Lemongrass is a herb that belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. It is a tropical green leaf plant and looks rather like spring onions! The leaves and stalks are used in cooking and traditional herbal medicine.
What is Lemongrass Oil? Lemongrass Oil is extracted from the leaves and the stalks of the plant, most often the Cymbopogon Flexuosus or Cymbopogon Citratus plants varieties, and used in soaps and other natural skincare products.
The oil has a light and fresh lemony scent with earthy undertones and is often used in aromatherapy and for health benefits. It is used to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches. Lemongrass and Citrus Oil is also known to be a natural anti depressant. It is both stimulating and relaxing as well as soothing and balancing, helping to improve overall well-being.
A Source Of Vitamins - Lemongrass Essential Oil is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron.
Lemongrass Tea - Did you know that you can also make tea at home from lemongrass! Buy stalks from your local grocery store, use 1- 2 stalks cut into 1- 2 inch pieces, boil a cup of water, pour over the stalks, leave to steep, strain, and relax whilst you sip this hot wonderful tea which can aid bloating, oral health, and even anxiety.
Buddha Beauty Lemongrass Products - We use Lemongrass in our foot creams, body lotions and facial cleansers due to the incredible diverse properties it has. If you apply our Buddha Beauty Foot Cream, it is a great way for your body to absorb the oil through your feet for you to benefit from the vitamins and nutrients that this amazing essential oil has to offer!