Lemongrass Essential Oil
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(Cymbopogon flexuosus)GC/MS Key Constituents:
Plant Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves (organic, but not certified)
Selah oil blends that contain Lemongrass essential oil:
Lemongrass is known for its deodorizing effects (Price, 93).
Has antiviral properties (Price, 92).
Can be used in a blend to combat stretch marks (Price, 245).
Stimulating tonic for the skin, powerfully antiseptic for the skin tissues, deodorant, insect repellent, fleas, lice, ticks, antibacterial, antifungal, athlete’s foot, reduces fever, infectious diseases, depression, stress, calms the nervous system (Purchon, 76).
Added to shampoos, it gives shine to the hair (Purchon, 76).
It stimulates the circulation and helps to eliminate lactic acid, easing muscular aches and pains and aching feet (Purchon, 76).
Antibacterial, antifungal, cryptococcosis, lower back pain, onychomycosis, osteoarthritis (Buckle).
Analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, athlete’s foot, bactericidal, cellulite, circulatory health, cold, cough, detoxification, flatulence, fleas, flu, fungicidal, headache, insecticide, insect repellent, jet lag, jock itch, lice, muscle pain and stiffness, scabies, tendinitis, tennis elbow, ticks, varicose veins (Althea Press, 355).
Lemongrass has a very long history of use in traditional Indian medicine, particularly against infectious illnesses and fevers.It has a tonic and stimulating effect on the whole organism and is a very powerful antiseptic and bactericide. A large number of laboratory trials have given scientific confirmation of its traditional uses (Davis, 181).
Diluted, lemongrass is good to use for headaches (Davis).
Infections, headaches, sore throats, respiratory problems, fevers; as a tonic, antiseptic, and insect repellent (Worwood, 403).
Anticancer activity of an essential oil from Cymbopogon flexuosus, click here.
The anti-biofilm activity of lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) and grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) essential oils against five strains of Staphylococcus aureus, click here.
Essential Oils and Deodorant, click here.
For more information on Lemongrass click here.
Topical: Dilute and apply on lower abdomen or other location as desired
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
It is advised to use this essential oil with caution during pregnancy and lactation.
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Inhalation: Diffuse (undiluted) or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
The usage of this oil should be restricted while pregnant and breastfeeding.
Not suitable for use on babies under 2.
May interact with analgesic,anticonvulsant, and antidepressant, some chemotherapy medications.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness (2014).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 92-3, 245.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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