In addition to helping reduce unwanted bacteria, microbes, or fungus, Lemongrass Essential Oil is also known to help manage minor pain and inflammation, work to ease situational depression, and help support healthy digestion. Within skin care applications, Lemongrass Essential Oil is used for its astringent properties. Its Limonene content can help to dissolve excess oil. It is also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Because of its high Citral and Geraniol content, East Indian Lemongrass Oil is known to repel bugs such as mosquitoes and ants.
Emotionally and energetically, Lemongrass Essential Oil can invite comfort during difficult emotional transitions, and encourage motivation during times of anxiety, stress and depression. The stimulating and refreshing aroma also uplifts and relaxes, assisting in both reducing fatigue and energizing the mind. When diffused or used in an aroma inhaler, Lemongrass Oil may help support concentration and give an energy boost.