Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 16, 2013

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 16, 2013 is Lemongrass Essential Oil.
1 Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Areas of Origin: Africa, India, Sri Lanka
Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant.
Color: Yellow to Amber
Aroma: Green Lemon
Effect: Warming
Benefits: Promotes Digestion, Relieves Fluid Retention, Reduces Inflammation

*SAFETY PRECAUTION* Before using, those with sensitive skin, should test a small strip of skin to look for reaction; Skin Redness, Little Red Bumps, Skin Swelling, etc…

USES

Digestive Aid – Counters bloating, Relieves diarrhea, Relieves fluid retention
Immune Support – Antiviral for skin
Musculoskeletal Injuries – Relieves chronic conditions, spasms, strains
Respiration – Purifies Air
Skin Care – Closes Pores
Sleep Cycle – Promotes Alertness
Additional Benefits – Repels fleas, head lice, intestinal parasites, and ticks.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

References:
The Essential Oils Deck: Simple Blends for Health and Beauty
by Hope Gillerman and Joan Arnold

5 thoughts on “Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: September 16, 2013

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  1. With your aromatherapy tips would it be possible to provide some examples of how to use it? for example on this one you say it can be used as a digestive aid but I wouldn’t have thought this should be injested.

    I’ve bought some Oils and Carrier Oils myself and one of the biggest issues I have (apart from what they all do lol) is how best to use them.

    I’ve not got this oil though… yet 🙂

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    1. I’m adding as much as is possible a little at a time. You do not ingest Essential Oils. They work by seeping through your skin into your bloodstream and/or through the olfactory system; when you inhale an oil it goes through the olfactory system straight into your bloodstream.
      To use an Essential Oil as a digestive aid, you would simply do a gentle stomach massage. Lower back is also good. You can use a compress, which is simply to wet a washcloth in hot water and a couple drops of Essential Oil Blend and lay it on the stomach and/or lower back.
      I hope I answered all of your questions. Feel free to contact me with questions at any time. 🙂

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