Veriditas Organic Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) from Sri Lanka.
Veriditas Botanicals certified organic lemongrass essential oil has a lemony, spicy, citronella scent. Lemongrass is an unassuming aromatic perennial grass with powerful properties and health enhancing benefits. Lemongrass cleans the air, is antimicrobial, strengthens the tissues of the body and is detoxifying. This essential oil is perfect for household cleaners and an aromatherapy mist diffuser. Its lemony clean scent is enjoyable and creates and protective shield against airborne allergens which keeps sickness and bugs away. You can even plant lemongrass in your gardens throughout the United States to help repel bug and for cooking.
Lemongrass essential oil is high in organic compounds known as aldehydes which are some of the most aromatic molecules in essential oils and plants in general. This makes lemongrass a powerful oil which is best used diluted in a carrier for application to sensitive skin. Aldehydes are responsible for the smells like citronella which are calming and anti-inflammatory. It is most commonly used for its antimicrobial, antiseptic properties and analgesic or pain reducing abilities. It is also stimulating ycalms the nerves it is antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulating and astringent. I apply this oil to sore muscles, joints, sprains and bruises. It can be helpful for the respiratory system and aids in relieving sinus congestion, and respiratory infection. Lemongrass is a powerful herbal remedy for skin conditions such as acne, athletes foot, and oily skin.
Lemongrass is used as a culinary herb in Asian foods and is also used in detoxifying and immune stimulating teas. I enjoy making Thai coconut soups and will add a single drop of Veriditas organic lemongrass essential oil for that wonderful lemongrass flavor. *Do not use non organic essential oils for food flavoring!
Lemongrass blends well with many oils and is often used in massage oil to relieve stress and tension. It blends well with the essential oils of basil, bergamot, clary sage, cypress, geranium rose, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, orange, patchouli, palmarosa, peppermint, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang.
In Ayurveda lemongrass is helpful for finding balance in spring as it reduces excess kapha. In other words, it helps reduce congestion in the body whether its in the emotions and thoughts or in the sinus and muscles. Lemongrass also supports the building of agni or the fire in the body. Agni is the heat of the body and it is metabolism, the digestive power and the purifying and detoxifying force with-in the body. Agni is often damped in spring due to windy, damp and heavy environmental conditions. Lemongrass is used traditionally in India for fighting fever and infectious illness as well as to calm the nervous system.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses lemongrass tea and essential oil to reduce phlegm and excess dampness in the body. Lemongrass essential oil achieves these feats because it has dry and warm qualities.
try these recipies!
Veriditas Botanicals all purpose surface cleanser
4 ounces white vinegar
4 ounces water
20 drops lemongrass
25 drops scots pine
12 drops lavender
14 drops lemon
This cleans surfaces floors and also supports our health during the spring months.
Make your own bug spray!
30 drops Lavender
20 drops peppermint
15 drops Lemongrass
30 drops Eucalyptus citridora
Mix the oils in a 4 oz spray bottle. Add 1 Tablespoon of vodka or vinegar then top off with water.
Sore muscles and joints massage oil:
Use 1 oz organic and unrefined sesame or jojoba oil and add:
8 drops ginger
4 drops lemongrass
5 drops helichrysum
8 drops peppermint
Massage into the affected areas or use on the whole body for a detoxifying and nourishing skin treatment.
This Veriditas essential oils is listed on the GRAS list of the FDA.
“GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
This particular Veriditas essential oils is labeled without “external use only” printed on label implying that you can use these particular oils in food preparations, cooking/baking, medicinal preparations: such as medicinal honeys, cough syrups, tinctures, flower essences etc.
Please note this oil is only recommended for their INTENDED USE as a food additive, as the FDA only allows such approval and does not approve any essential oils or herbs to be used for disease or treating heath conditions. Therefore, Veriditas cannot make claims that essential oils have any health benefits.menthone.