Essential Oil Spotlight: Lemongrass

From the doTERRA Living magazine


Growing and harvesting quality Lemongrass is no easy task, but for some small groups of family farmers in Southern India, it is their passion and way of life. When it is time to harvest the lemongrass, these farmers hike five miles up a steep mountain and spend about seven days harvesting a 100-acre plantation—by hand. Once they are finished, they take the harvested lemongrass and walk five miles down the mountain while balancing a large bundle of lemongrass on their heads.

With every drop of doTERRA® Lemongrass essential oil, you will experience a refreshing aroma that relaxes your mind and helps you keep a more positive outlook on life. The subtle citrus flavor of Lemongrass is often used in Asian cuisine and herbal teas, and when taken internally, Lemongrass delivers many benefits to your digestive system. A few drops of Lemongrass is an ideal component in massage therapy.

How To Use

Aromatic

• Diffuse indoors or outdoors to keep away mosquitoes and bugs

• Diffuse to overpower feelings of nervousness and eliminate mental fatigue

• Place 1 drop of Lemongrass essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub hands together, and inhale softly for up to 30 seconds or longer as desired

Internal

• Add a few drops of Lemongrass to foods and beverages to add flavor and provide dietary support

• Add a couple drops in cooking

• Take in a doTERRA Veggie Cap to promote healthy digestive function*

Topical

• Rub or spritz on skin before going outside for a natural bug repellant

• Apply to muscles and joints for a soothing sensation

Sourcing Origin: Southern India

Distillation Method: Steam

Plant Part: Leaf

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