So how did the dog spray go?
If you think I’ve gone bonkers I promise I haven’t – I first introduced lemongrass to you all on Saturday when covering my little dog spray (if you missed it click here to go and check it out – but don’t forget to come back!).
Lemongrass smells amazing and is definitely one I like to have diffusing before guests come over to help dispel all the toxins which have seeped into the house from the outside.
What is lemongrass?
Lemongrass is a grass (I know I’m sorry I really just stated the obvious but sometimes it’s not this easy…) which is also known as Cymbopogon (I have no idea how to pronounce this …) is from the same family as citronella.
A super interesting fact is that lemongrass while being great at repelling insects and as a pesticide it’s also used to lure honey bees because its sent is similar to those pheromones produced to attract bees to each other!
All the A’s
- Insect Repellent
What’s it For?
- Air pollution (A)
- Air borne Bacteria (A)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (T)
- Cholesterol (I)
- Cystitis/Bladder infections (T)
- Frozen Shoulder (T)
- Improve Vision (T) [please don’t put oils in your eyes!]
- Lactose Intolerance (T, I)
- Mental Fatigue (A, T)
- Sprains (T)
- Urinary Tract Infection (A, T)
- Varicose Veins (T)
- Wounds (T)
How to use it:
This oil is super versatile and can be used aromatically, topically and internally5 depending on what you want to get out of it.
Now, if you’re trying to sort out your vision (and no one drop can’t do the same as laser surgery…), please don’t go sticking oils in your eyes – this will hurt a lot! Instead use your reflex points on your hands (the crease between your palm and the pointing finger and middle finger on both hands).
I know rubbing your hands sounds nuts but trust me. One of my lovely customers had a bit of conjunctivitis and used lemongrass in this way. She also headed to the GP and was prescribed some gel. When she went back a few days later her eyes had completely cleared up. Oh, and she never got her prescription…
Lemongrass is safe to use without a carrier but it’s always worth having one nearby if you end up having a bit of a skin sensitivity (and always dilute for children).
Happy oiling & don’t forget to let me know how it goes.
I’ll catch up with you again on Thursday with a post on using essential oils on children
See you then –
p.s. If you’re open to learning how to use essential oils to do loads of other neat things and support your body and mind with everything it gets up to then click the link below to go to a free mini-wellness consult
- It’s important to seek the advice of a professional before embarking on a new health regime.
- These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
- This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
- Not all essential oils are of the same quality and it’s important you check with your oil brand whether you can use your oils aromatically (A), topically (T) and/or internally (I).