While you might recognize the scent from household purifiers, it’s also incredibly useful in supporting feelings of stress relief, relaxing and clearing the mind, and especially beneficial when blended with TLEO Fractionated Coconut Oil for massage therapy.
A 2015 study± measured pulse and blood pressure before and after a massage with lemongrass oil as the aromatic added to sweet almond oil as the base massage oil. Each study participant had one massage per week for three weeks. The results of the study concluded that the lemongrass oil massage helped reduce diastolic blood pressure but had no effect on their systolic blood pressure or pulse. Researchers posited lemongrass might have a “harmonizing effect” on feelings of tension and stress.
And what the TLEO aromatic lifestyle gives you as a bonus while you are feeling the bliss of massage elation: Lemongrass essential oil includes loads of antioxidants – those healthful soldiers that help prevent free radicals and oxidative stress, which damage the skin. So lemongrass in a massage (or in a bath) is your skin’s best buddy, all while it’s busy working to make your muscles and joints say “Ahhhhh.”
Keep in mind, too, TLEO Lemongrass pairs well for diffusing with nearly every other TLEO scent – from the citrus family to the woody rosemary and lavender to the minty goodness of peppermint. The possibilities, as they say, are endless with lemongrass’ benefits to your skin and body.
- At home, at work, or in the car on the way to school drop-off, diffuse a little TLEO Lemongrass with the TLEO Aroma Diffuser and enjoy for 30-45 minutes to aid in feelings of decreased nerves, anxiety, or stress. Remember to breathe deeply and evenly – and concentrate on the clearing of negative energy from your mind, body, and spirit.
- Blend with 1-2 drops of TLEO Lemongrass with 1 drop of TLEO Peppermint and 2-3 drops of TLEO Orange and diffuse to promote a sense of clearer breathing.
- Dilute 10-12 drops with 1 teaspoon TLEO FCO and add to the water of a warm bath to promote feelings of soothed muscles – and a sense of clearer breathing and silkier-feeling skin, as well.
- Add 2-3 drops to a favorite shampoo or skin moisturizer for a delightful burst of rejuvenating freshness.
±Study authors Narisa Kamkaen, Nijsiri Ruangrungsi, Natedaow Na Patalung, Rith Watthanachaiyingcharoen. “Physiological and Psychological Effects of Lemongrass and Sweet Almond Massage Oil.” Researchgate.net. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278411223_Physiological_and_Psychological_Effects_of_Lemongrass_and_Sweet_Almond_Massage_Oil Pub date: July 2015. Nov. 16, 2020.
*These recommendations are for educational purposes only. Test first for possible allergic reaction. Citrus oils may cause photosensitivity and should not be applied topically when in direct sunlight or going outside. If pregnant or breast-feeding, or taking medications, ask a health professional before use, and consult your doctor about contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. This product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate any disease.