As I journey through the world of Essential Oils, this one spoke to me…I am a forever fan of anything Eucalyptus or Peppermint, but when I discovered Lemongrass, I fell in love all over again.
Lemongrass has many benefits from digestion, menstrual cramps, muscle pain, and MORE. Today we will focus on the benefits of lemongrass on the skin. One question I get asked a lot is, what can I do for my skin to help it look better? Well…the first thing is have a routine. Choose products that are suitable for your skin type and use them twice a day (morning and night).
Lemongrass is a natural antiseptic and astringent and is known for making the skin “glow”. It’s used for cleansing, toning, and treating skin conditions like acne. Whether you have oily, dry, normal, or combination skin, every skin type can use Lemongrass. Lemongrass essential oil works in a couple of ways to give you even skin tone and that natural GLOW. With natural antiseptic properties, it disinfects the pores and kill bacteria. Next, it’s used as a toner. Lastly, it helps to firm sagging skin.
For those with oily skin, this will probably be your best friend. As a natural astringent, lemongrass oil minimizes the appearance of pores and dries up oily skin. The oil naturally helps to control excess oil production, making your skin feel smooth.
TO GET GLOWY, DEWY SKIN, TRY THESE RECIPES
2 Tablespoons of Carrier Oil of your choice (Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Argan)
20 drops of Essential Oil(s) (Lemongrass, Melaleuca, patchouli, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Ylang-Ylang)
Amber Dropper Bottle
- In an Amber Dropper Bottle, add the carrier oil.
- Add your favorite Essential Oil(s)
Rejuvenating Face Mask:
3 Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay
1 Teaspoon of Carrier Oil
2-3 Drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Bowl and spoon (non-metal)
1-3 Teaspoon of Water (add slowly)
- In a bowl, add Bentonite clay with the carrier oil of your choice.
- Add the Lemongrass EO
- Add water until the blend is the consistency of a paste.
- In a circular motion, apply it to your face ( keep out of the eyes, mouth and nose area) and allow to dry for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Follow with the basic moisturizer you made above.
- Use this mask once to twice per week.
Oil Control Toner:
1 cup of Distilled Water
2 Tsp of Witch Hazel
6 drops of Lemongrass
8 oz Spray Bottle
Cotton Pad (optional)
- Mix all of the ingredients in the spray bottle.
- Mist over your face or pour the solution on a cotton pad.
- Let dry, then use the moisturizer you created above.
If you try either of the recipes above, please share you experience by commenting on this post.
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