9 Hair and Skin Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil You Should Know

Lemongrass is a common ingredient in most of the culinary delights, especially people from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and other Asian countries.

Lemongrass grows in large clumps to a mature height of about 3 feet. Its leaves have sharp edges with bright green color.

Lemongrass Essential Oil is extracted from the dry leaves of the Lemongrass plant by steam distillation. The oil smell like a sweet fresh grass (citrus-like scent), having a yellow to amber color. This oil has a shelf life of 3 to 5 years.

Lemongrass Essential Oil is rich in a lot of skin and hair benefiting ingredients like Zinc, Potassium, Protein, Pantothenic, Manganese, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B6, B3, B2, and B1, Vitamin C, and many other ingredients.

Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Lemongrass Oil will eliminate your blackheads, whiteheads, and acne generally.
  • Lemongrass Oil helps to lift up sagging skin and shrink large pores
  • Adding few drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil to your shampoo will help to combat dandruff
  • Lemongrass Oil will breakdown the fat cells around your thighs that are responsible for cellulite. Just mix few drops of Lemongrass Oil with ¼ cup of Olive Oil and 1 cup of Brown Sugar. Use this mixture to scrub the cellulite area for 5 minutes before rinsing off with tepid water.
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil will reduce puffy skin
  • Lemongrass Oil is rich in fungal and yeast combating ingredients
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil will make your hair silky and shiny
  • Lemongrass Oil will control the excess secretion of sebum that is responsible for oily skin. Add 4 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil with 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and ½ cup of mineral water into a spray bottle. Use it as your toner after cleansing your skin
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil can form an excellent deodorant, killing odor-causing bacteria

Side Effect of Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Lemongrass Essential Oil should not be used around the eye area as it may irritate the eye
  • People with sensitive skin may experience some burning, itching, and other allergic reactions from the use of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Tips and Precautions

  • Keep away from pets and children
  • Do not ingest oil
  • Do not apply oil on the skin undiluted
  • Always conduct patch test before applying this oil on your skin
  • Avoid during lactation and pregnancy