Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil works well for • Inflammation — Lemongrass is an analgesic that can help reduce pain and inflammation, which can lead to many chronic diseases.  • Hair problems — If you're struggling with hair loss, oily hair and other scalp conditions, lemongrass oil may be beneficial, as it can help strengthen your hair follicles. So, Just apply a diluted solution onto your scalp, and then rinse out.

Try our Lemongrass natural soap bar because it has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties it is great for all skin types. Lemongrass essential oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types. Because it is an antiseptic and the astringent properties make lemongrass oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin, and thus part of your natural skin care routine. It can sterilize your pores, serve as a natural toner and strengthen your skin tissues.


How to Make Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil sold in the market today is made via steam distillation. In contrast, if you have lemongrass growing in your backyard, you can easily make this oil at home. Here's a simple recipe to try:

What You Need:

2 or more lemongrass stalks

Fine cheesecloth

Mortar and pestle/rolling pin

Carrier oil (Olive, rice bran, grapeseed, or any unscented natural oil)

Two jars

Dark glass container


Steps:

  1. Get two lemongrass stalks and crush them with the mortar and pestle. This will help release the oil. A rolling pin makes an effective substitute if you don’t have a mortar and pestle.
  2. Place the crushed stalks inside the jar and cover them with oil. Seal the jar with an airtight lid and place in a sunny location for two days. Make sure the spot gets ample sunlight and heat throughout the day.
  3. Using a cheesecloth, strain the lemongrass oil and into a second quart jar. 
  4. Repeat step 1.
  5. Now, Add the crushed stalks to the second quart jar, and then place back in the sun for two more days.
  6. Repeat these steps as necessary, until your oil reaches your desired level of potency. You can determine this by smelling the mixture. 
  7. Now that you’ve reached the desired potency, drain the oil again through a cheesecloth and into dark bottles for storage. Fasten lids on the bottles tightly and store in a cool, dark place.

Side Effects of Lemongrass Oil

Skin irritation, discomfort, rashes and a burning sensation are some topical side effects experienced by people with sensitivity to lemongrass oil. I do not recommend children, pregnant women or nursing moms to use lemongrass oil orally. In conclusion, please always consult with your physician before using lemongrass oil.