A Relaxing Gift To Your Skin!
There aren’t too many things that smell better than lemongrass. But did you know that lemongrass also works wonders for your skin?
Well, new studies have been done, and dermatologists and celebrities are flocking to this all-natural essential oil that holds the key to perfect skin.
In this blog we discuss what lemongrass is, and four amazing reasons why you need to start using it today!
WHAT IS LEMONGRASS
Also called cymbopogon, lemongrass is a plant from the same family as citronella. It's bright, with an orange-blossom/lemony smell that is used in candles and cosmetic products across the globe. (1) (2) (5)
In addition to its amazing smell, lemongrass is also used in cooking and natural remedies. And you know your favorite tea you love so much? It's most likely flavored with lemongrass. (3)
The amazing benefits of lemongrass are nothing new. Lemongrass has been used for centuries in South America and India, where it's been hailed for its natural therapies for various skin and internal body maladies. (4)
FUN FACT: Lemongrass has incredible massaging benefits. Lather on your favorite skincare product with lemongrass, and feel your pain ease away! (5)
Lemongrass is also an incredible essential oil for cosmetic use.
To obtain lemongrass essential oil, the leaves of the lemongrass plant are cut, and are then steam-distilled. (1)
But lemongrass isn't your standard skincare ingredient. It's actually touted as a trifecta in its abilities for cosmetic, odorous, and medicinal use. (6)
Now that we know what lemongrass is, let's take a look at why it's so great for your skin!
Lemongrass uses both its medicinal and cosmetic superpowers for one incredible purpose - to stop acne in its tracks.
Lemongrass is able to do this because of citral, a monoterpene that gives lemongrass its antibacterial might. (8) (9)
Citral (which comprises 65-85% of lemongrass oil), has strong anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, which enables lemongrass to fight acne-causing bacteria. (9) (10)
The deep cleanse of your skin lemongrass provides reduces the buildup of excess oil, leaving you with clean pores and a smooth-feeling face. (11)
FUN FACT: Prone to random breakouts? Lemongrass also works as spot therapy for individual pimples! (12)
And if you already have acne, lemongrass will help you too.
Lemongrass is anti-inflammatory, which allows it to soothe and remedy inflamed skin that's already broken out, or about to break out. (13)
And if that wasn't enough, lemongrass is also antiseptic, which means any acne breakouts you have won't become infected and lead to scarring. (14) (15)
Though we'll get into the stress-relieving power of lemongrass a little bit later, it's also important to note that acne is often caused by stress when your stress hormones contribute to the release of sebum (oil). Lemongrass curbs the release of stress hormones, leading to relaxed, healthy, acne-free skin! (16) (1)
Lemongrass is loaded with vitamins and nutrients, which makes it a miracle de-ager.
Containing calcium, iron, and Vitamin C, lemongrass also contains tons of flavonoids and phenolic compounds which help to naturally soothe away fine lines and wrinkles. (17) (18)
It does this by enabling your skin to fight off free radicals and aggressors in the environment, which contribute to the quick aging of your skin. (19)
FUN FACT: Lemongrass holds back melanin production in your skin, which evens out your skin and gives you an all-natural glow! (20)
Through its awesome blend of vitamins and minerals, lemongrass also promotes the production of collagen, which strengthens your bones and promotes skin elasticity. (21)
By giving your skin the ingredients to create its own collagen, lemongrass thickens the epidermis, providing your skin more protection from environmental aggressors. (22)
And for when you do go outside, the vitamins in lemongrass help to remedy sun damage through consistent regeneration and vessel therapy. (23)
GREAT FOR YOUR SCALP
Lemongrass for your hair too? Yup. Here's why.
Lemongrass is high in iron, which boosts your circulation and carries your oxygen to your roots, which helps your hair to grow longer and faster. (24)
The anti-inflammatory properties of lemongrass also helps it to destroy dandruff-causing bacteria, allowing your skin to be flake-free and well-nourished. (25)
Another benefit of lemongrass for your hair and scalp is the fact that lemongrass is an astringent, meaning it fights excess oil production and hair loss. (26) (27)
FUN FACT: Lemongrass works best when used every day! Wash your scalp with lemongrass, and see the results immediately! (28)
Lemongrass also works backwards, remedying conditions like anaemia and iron deficiencies, which cause hair loss.
And that's because lemongrass also contains folic acid, copper, zinc, and thiamine, all of which provide your scalp with healthy amounts of oxygen and blood as it absorbs the Vitamin C it provides. (29) (30)
Lemongrass is well-known for its aromatic properties that freshen the atmosphere.
Lemongrass is peace-inducing, and through its aromatic properties, it can lower diastolic blood pressure. (31)
Another great attribute of lemongrass is the calming effect it has when massaged onto the skin.
Massaging with lemongrass has changed the cosmetics industry, with researchers saying the essential oil has a "harmonizing effect on the nervous system. (31)
FUN FACT: Lemongrass is also called fever grass because of its anti-inflammatory properties that can lower fevers and reduce skin inflammation! (32)
Lemongrass contains something called Eugenol, which has properties similar to that of aspirin. It releases serotonin, which calms you down and helps your mood and cognitive function. (32)
This is key for the brain's biochemistry, which also helps you to achieve a restful night's sleep and sustaining your body's 24-hour rhythym. (33)
And if you want to feel happier, lemongrass is for you too. Lemongrass fights restlessness and discontent, while promoting calmness before bed. (34)
But with the endless array of products boasting the health-boosting properties of lemongrass, how do you know which are best?
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I had no idea that lemongrass was capable all these wonderful remedies. I drink lemongrass tea every once in a while. All the links. I have so much learning to do. Thank you.
Garner’s Garden replied:
Hi Jacqueline, thanks so much for your comment! Lemongrass contains so many health benefits you can easily enjoy with our Lemongrass-infused skin care products. Please check them out, and let us know what you think!