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There are so many uses of LEMONGRASS essential oil, I’m just going to show you 12 simple ways that you can use it and benefit from this incredible plant. 


-For Bugs

Lemongrass can be used as an insect repellent Mosquitoes and bugs do not like its strong and distinct scent. This makes it great for summer and travel. 

Just add a few drops to a spray bottle and spray on the skin. You can also apply directly to the skin after a bite. Dilute for kids and babies. 

-Air Freshener 

Just add 6-7 drops of lemongrass essential oil into your diffuser, turn it on and enjoy. 

This is definitely one of my favorite oils. 

-Hand Sanitizer 

You can add a few drops to a hand sanitizer or soap or make your own DIY recipe. 

This works great because of its antibacterial properties. 

-For Hair

strengthens hair, promotes hair growth, and relieve itching in the scalp. Mix a few drops into your shampoo or conditioner. 

-For Skin

It can also be a good skin moisturizer. Mix a few drops of the essential oil with lotion or body gel.

-Face Toner

Lemongrass Benefits as a Skin Toner

1/2 oz of Hydrosol and 6 drops of Lemongrass essential oil make an easy DIY skin toner.

-For Pain

Lemongrass oil is used to help with joint and muscle pain. It has pain-relieving properties that help with swelling, pain, and more. 

-Fights Bacteria

Lemongrass oil is beneficial in getting rid of bacteria and fungi because of its antiseptic properties. 

-For a Deodorizer 

This oil deodorizes and gets rid of unpleasant smells. It’s a very fresh oil. 

You can make DIY deodorizers and sanitizers with it. 

-For Plants

Helps protect your plants and greens, you can add a few drops to a spray bottle spray and spray them regularly. 

Lemongrass is also a natural pesticide in the garden. 

-For Bloating

When you are feeling bloated, just massage this essential oil onto the belly for relief. 

Use 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, and 3-4 drops of Lemongrass and run onto your tummy. 

-For Nausea

Lemongrass oil can also relieve nausea. Drop one to two drops into a cotton ball or handkerchief. Take a deep breath in. Allow the scent to penetrate the nasal passage. Or, make a roll-on and massage your temples and forehead.


Lemongrass is native to countries in Asia;  such as China, Thailand, and India, where it has been used as a flavoring agent in foods, drinks, and desserts and for its health benefits such as boosting immunity and circulation.

Due to its ability to reduce fevers in some cultures, it was given the name 'fever grass'. Teas were often made from the grass to reduce fevers. Today lemongrass is commonly used to reduce temperatures, aid digestion, repel insects, reduce soreness, body tension, and aches.

We will be sharing recipes and more details for the rest of July about this amazing oil on Instagram @shadesofnature so stay tuned.

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