I threw out all the toxic can aerosols and now make my own fresh, healthy and better scented sprays. Lemon grass mixes with many oils...especially lavender and peppermint to make the Freshest bathroom spray and mixed with other oils with cleaning properties like tea tree and oregano oils to make a solution to freshen up the bathroom. At bedtime I use lemongrass and lavender with ylang-ylang in a spray bottle and freshen my linens for restful sleep.
Anti-fungal, Insect Repelling, Analgesic (pain numbing), and Cooling. Great for Athlete’s foot or other skin related fungal issues. Use low dilution (see safety) and blend with skin nourishing oils (Patchouli, Lavender, Carrot Seed) to offset skin irritation.
Latin Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Plant Origin: India
Botanical family: Poaceae
Plant Part: Grass, Organic
Processed: Steam distilled
Chemical family: Aldehydes
Aroma: Lemony and Herbaceous
CHEMISTRY & SAFEY
CHEMISTRY: Lemongrass generally contains more than 75% Aldehyde molecules, mainly Geranial and Neral. These are the constituents that give Lemongrass such powerful Antifungal and Analgesic properties, useful in cases of athlete’s foot or other skin related fungal issues. Use low dilution, read Safety.
SAFETY: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Avoid using on sensitive or damaged skin. May cause skin irritation, especially if the oil is past its “best by” date. Use in low dilution (1%) when applying to the skin, such as in lotion, organic aloe, or massage oils. Keep out of reach of children.
Analgesic: pain numbing
Anti-Inflammatory: calms inflammation and redness
Antiseptic: combats germs and infections
Digestive Aid: Stimulates stomach and digestion (topically, NOT INTERNALLY)
Febrifuge: reduces fever
HOW TO USE
10 drops Lemongrass
10 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Patchouli
Add water to a 2 ounce spritzer bottle, then add essential oils. Shake well before each use. Avoid using near the face.
Anti-fungal Aloe Spray:
10 drops Lemongrass
7 drops Tea Tree
7 drops Lavender
Add essential oils to a 2 ounce spray bottle with organic aloe Vera gel. Apply several times a day.
- At a Glance:
- Lemongrass is rich in aldehydes making it very Anti-fungal, Insect Repelling, Analgesic (pain numbing), and Cooling
- Certified Organic, India
- Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Antiviral
- Chemistry (Batch Specific):
- geranial (38.20%), neral (30.88%), geraniol (8.41%), geranyl acetate (6.65%), b-cayophyllene (2.52%)
- Steam Distilled:
- July 2016
- Shelf Life:
- 2-3 Years (approx.)