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Lemongrass serves as a cleanser, warding off toxic energy and all that does not serve a purpose to you anymore. This process is restorative, helping you feel lighter, clear of troubling thoughts and equipped to break bad habits. It also helps to ward off doubt, helping you feel more confident. We are going to dive deeper into the benefits of Lemongrass further on in this blog.
Plant name (Latin): Cymbopogon citratus
Plant family: Poaceae (grass family)
Native Region: Asia, Africa, Australia and tropical islands
Essential oil extraction method: Steam distillation
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Analgesic, Anti-Carcinoma, Decongestant, Regenerative, Anti-rheumatic.
Affirmation: The Way before me is clear
Blends well with : Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint
Safety: Lemongrass can be hot, so it is advised to dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Lemongrass is an aromatic tropical grass originally cultivated for culinary uses. Lemongrass is a staple in Asian cuisine and used to flavour poultry dishes, soups, seafood and fish.
Lemongrass was also used in Asian traditional medicine. From this it was discovered that Lemongrass is an antioxidant, with anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. Lemongrass can support the Thyroid, assist with lowering cholesterol levels and assist with the discomfort experienced from stomach ulcers.
On an emotional level, Lemongrass is an ideal oil for cleansing toxic or negative energy. It is a great oil to use for those who battle with letting go, or those who have a hoarding disorder. Lemongrass is a restorative oil.
How Lemongrass can Support:
Add 5 drops of Lemongrass and 3 drops Peppermint to a roller bottle and top up with a carrier oil of your choice to create a headache roller or use fewer in a diffuser.
Release anger and resentment
Wintergreen,Thyme, and Lemongrass
Place a dab of each on the corner of a paper and write down all your negative emotions. Tear up or burn the paper afterward. Write to release and then reposition your feelings after you have written them down. This will help you let go of negativity and release what is no longer serving you.
Inhale 1-3 drops from cupped hands or apply to the back and front of the neck.
Cedarwood, Spearmint, Lavender, Lemongrass, Frankincense
Diffuse a few drops of Lemongrass and Purify daily to keep the energy in your space clean and open to new opportunities.
Combine Lemongrass with Douglas Fir, Geranium and Marjoram to support a grieving heart. Aromatically dress yourself with these oils to assist with moments of trauma and grief. (Extracted from Gifts of the Essential Oils)
Blend Lemongrass with Deep blue and massage on areas of concern for muscle and ligament support. Why not try using the Deep Blue Massage Roller.
Take 2 drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cholesterol levels.
Gently massage Lemongrass onto your legs to reduce the appearance of veins and varicose veins. Use neat or dilute with a carrier oil. Massage ankles to reduce swelling and promote circulation too.
Diffuse Lemongrass and Eucalyptus or add to diffuser jewellery to ward off insects and pests.
25 drops Lemongrass
15 drops Frankincense
5 drops Clove
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Add to a 10ml roller and top with FCO. Roll over your thyroid daily.
Overwhelm be gone Diffuser Blend (Extracted from Advanced Oil Magic)
1 drop Cedarwood
3 drops Spearmint
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Frankincense
2 drops Lemongrass
Add to your diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your space.
Inhale from cupped hands or directly from the bottle during moments of meditation. Lemongrass clears the mind, aids in concentration, and promotes feelings of centredness. (Try Moments in the Light for more mindful meditations and activities)
Clear out negative energy
It is believed that Lemongrass can banish negative energy from entering the home. It is recommended to diffuse Lemongrass at your entranceway. You can use an ultrasonic diffuser or a passive diffuser, like the Rose Aroma Ceramic Diffuser, or you could simply use a decorative bowl filled with lava rocks or diffuser beads to disperse the aroma.
Use Lemongrass to balance the Solar Plexus chakra, this promotes balance and healing.
Lemongrass and Lavender blend nicely together to help ease anxiety and fear, these 2 oils can help you speak honestly from your heart.
Remove stagnated energy
Lemongrass can help reduce toxic or negative energy, holding on to the past, hoarding, darkness, and spiritual blindness. Simply diffuse this oil or inhale directly from the bottle during times when you feel stuck. Or diffuse around a friend or family member who you know is battling.