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Lovin’ that Lemongrass!

· Essential Oils
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As we prepare to welcome spring in just a few short weeks, it’s a perfect time to share the purifying and regenerating benefits of dōTERRA Lemongrass. This tall, perennial plant is often used in Asian cuisine for soups, teas, curries, poultry, beef and seafood. Its unique flavor combines subtle citrus with a pungent, smoky aroma. With Lemongrass being so commonly used in the kitchen, you’ll be pleased to know that this essential oil promotes healthy digestion and has a purifying effect!

Let’s take Lemongrass essential oil outside the kitchen to explore some other common uses. A favorite oil for massages, it offers toning benefits for the skin and is frequently used in skincare products. You might try adding a drop or two of Lemongrass to your DIY cleanser to take advantage of this natural purifying ability.

After a tough workout, combine a few drops of Lemongrass with equal part carrier oil for a soothing massage that delivers a refreshing and invigorating feeling. The regenerating qualities of Lemongrass can also assist with post-workout soreness, making it an ideal essential oil for massage therapy. Who knows, maybe these enticing benefits will actually get some of us up on our feet for our first intense workout in a long time - just so we can enjoy a Lemongrass massage afterward!

Aromatically, let dōTERRA Lemongrass take you from a place of obstruction to more freely flowing emotions. The herbaceous aroma can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook. Lemongrass blends particularly well with Basil, Ginger, and Peppermint, so your imagination can run wild creating your own diffuser recipes, pairing it with some of your other favorites! Here’s one mood-focused idea to get you started:

Spring Boost Diffuser Blend

2 drops Lemongrass

2 drops Tangerine

2 drops Spearmint

Versatile Lemongrass can also be used to repel insects, coming in handy as many of us will be venturing outside more in the coming weeks as the seasons change. Combine 10-15 drops of dōTERRA Lemongrass essential oil with water or dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil in a spray bottle, then spritz or rub onto skin before heading outside. Isn’t it convenient that nature provided us with this natural insect repellent?

These uses only scratch the surface. Are you lovin’ dōTERRA Lemongrass yet?