Lemongrass essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Cymbopogon flexuosus. Its lemony, earthy aroma may promote awareness and purification.
Historically, lemongrass has been used for infections and fever, as an insecticide, and as a sedative to the central nervous system.
The French use it to treat bladder infections, fluid retention, edema, and varicose veins and to heal the digestive system and connective tissue.
Lemongrass is believed to support the immune system and strengthen muscles and bones. Other possible uses of lemongrass are to improve circulation, wake the lymphatic system, treat respiratory problems, and improve eyesight.
Use topically, aromatically in a diffuser, in capsule form, or as a flavoring in cooking.
To learn more about lemongrass essential oil, see the book Modern Essentials™: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.
View original post 3 more words
If you’ve ever had a cold, you know how awful it is to keep needing a tissue. Make blowing your nose more enjoyable by adding essential oils to your tissue box! Just open the bottom or side of a tissue box, and add a few drops of essential oil directly to the tissue. Seal the box again, and enjoy the scent each time you blow your nose. You may also enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the essential oil you choose as you breathe in its aroma. Some oils to try include peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, or lavender.
Are you concerned about the chemicals and wax found on produce that you purchase from the grocery store? Many people just quickly rinse their produce with water, but that doesn’t necessarily clean the fruit or vegetable. This produce cleaning spray can not only help you get your produce clean, but may also help extend the life of your fruits and vegetables. As an additional bonus, your fruits and vegetables will already be washed when you need to grab a snack quickly, so it will be more convenient to eat something healthy!