If you've ever set foot in Southeast Asia, you might have come across this herb while partaking of the local cuisine. It adds a distinctly herbaceous and lemony flavour to stews, soups, poultry, beef, and seafood dishes as well as beverages. If you haven't tried a glass of lemongrass tea yet, you are missing out!
Lemongrass has a pleasant citrusy scent commonly found in soaps, detergents, deodorants, perfumes, and other personal care products. Stock up on this to keep your home smelling fresh and squeaky-clean. Try adding a few drops to your laundry detergent, DIY air freshener, massage oil, and more!
Blends Well With: Melaleuca, Ylang ylang, Patchouli, Rosemary, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Geranium, Clary sage, Lemon, Coriander, Ginger, Clove, Sweet orange, Lime, Geranium, Tea tree, Basil, and Eucalyptus oil.
Want more? Here's everything you need to know about lemongrass!
Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) oil
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Add 2-4 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.
Add 3-10 drops of essential oil to a personal inhaler to inhale as needed.
Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.