Lemongrass is one of the top 10 best selling essential oils of all time. The main compound in Lemongrass is Citral which is very therapeutic and studies have shown Citral reduces headaches, irritability and prevents drowsiness amongst many other therapeutic uses.
Lemongrass thrives in tropical and subtropical regions, such as in India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, and Guatemala. This plant grows in dense clumps and has bright-green, sharp-edged leaves, similar to grass but much thicker.Lemongrass has a sweeter smell as opposed to the sharp sour smell of a lemon. Just like lavender, lemongrass essential oil is extracted by steam distillation after the lemongrass has dried out.
Lemongrass has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties making it great for preventing infections throughout the body. Lemongrass essential oil can even get rid of body odour because it kills the odour causing bacterial.
Lemongrass Essential oil is often used as a natural replacement to Advil because it is well known for reducing pain, inflammation and bringing fevers down. In indian traditions, Lemongrass is known as the “fever grass” for its amazing healing properties.
Lemongrass Essential oil is used in our TAO Revitalizing Massage Elixir, TAO cleansing bar and the TAO Revitalizing Complex because it is so incredibly great for our skin! Not only do you get to take in the aromatic benefits of the Lemongrass essential oil but you get all the topical benefits as well.
Lemongrass is great at treating depression because it heightens awareness and promotes happy positive outlooks. The oil can help boost your self esteem, confidence and uplifts your spirits. Lemongrass Essential oil is one of the main ingredients in our TAO Revitalizing Massage Candle for its uplighting clean scent.