Lemongrass | For Skin, Hair, Anti-viral properties, repelling Insect
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
General effect: Refreshing & Relaxing
About: Lemongrass, a tall plant predominantly grown in Asian countries naturally repels insects. It is ideal for massages and it helps purify and tone the skin. It may also enhance awareness and and promote positivity. The oil is also a helpful addition to outdoor sprays.
- Refreshes and improves the mood
- Eliminates odours
- Insect repellent: Fleas and tics.
- Anti viral activities when diffused (see below)
Directions of use:
- Diffusion: 4-6 drops in a diffuser for a refreshing and deodorising atmosphere or to repel insects
- 1-2 drops to the desired area after dilution [2% EO in carrier oil/base]
- Use in DIY spray
Plant part: Leaf
Aromatic Description: Citrus, herbaceous, smoky
Collection method: Steam Distillation
Refill Pack contents: 2 x 10ml Lemongrass essential oils [ without the outer box and dropper ]
For external use only. If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Possible skin sensitivity.
Anti-Viral activities/properties :
American journal of essential oils and natural products states that Oil vapours could have therapeutic benefits for people suffering from influenza, and possibly other membrane containing respiratory viruses. In vapour phase Citrus bergamia and Eucalyptus globulus were very active against influenza virus following exposures of only 10 minutes. Pelargonium graveolens and Cymbopogon flexuosus were also very active with 30 minutes exposure. This suggests that these oils in their vapour phases could be potentially useful in influenza therapy.
Disclaimer: Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I toh really liked, I would mix the lemon grass in my shampoo and use it and my hair smelled nice and was shinier and soft.
Geranium I mixed with body cream and used everyday in college. It smelled nice and my skin would feel smooth. Also I thought it might repel insects. I would use all these in hos- tel.
As far as packaging is concerned, it was cute and easy to carry. It was hassle free.