What is Lemongrass Essential Oil Good For?

What is Lemongrass Essential Oil Good For?

As a goat farming family, we are very active on the farm. Our extensive vegetable gardens require much time to grow and care for our food and goat milk products. One of the plants that I have yet to grow, but really want to, is lemongrass.

This ornamental grass likes it hot and will grow as a perennial in hot climates. In Indiana, we would need to bring it in the house to over-winter. It offers health benefits and serves as tasty fresh herbs for the kitchen. It can be used to make delicious soups, stir fries and even lemongrass tea. It’s especially good if you are having digestive problems.

Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from the lemongrass plant and is an excellent addition to our goat milk products. Before we delve deeper into the intricacies and benefits of lemongrass essential oil, let’s first learn about its extraction process.

Washing hands with Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap
"I just found my favorite. The Lemongrass soap leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh. An added benefit has been that it relieves some insect bites I recently got." - Jane B.

How is Lemongrass Essential Oil Created?

Lemongrass essential oil comes from lemongrass, an aromatic grassy plant native to tropical and sub-tropical areas like Asia, Australia and Africa. Due to its numerous benefits and versatility, lemongrass is transplanted worldwide. The plant can grow abundantly in areas whose conditions mimic its native land. A lot of heat, moisture and light are some of the requirements for this grassy plant to thrive.

Lemongrass is a tropical island plant in the grass family. Its leaves are green in color with sharp edges mimicking the lawn grass but much larger. Harvesting lemongrass is easy with the help of sickles. These grassy blades are cut about 10 cm above the ground and left to wilt before transportation to the oil extraction site.

The oil is stem-distilled from the harvested fresh or partly dried lemongrass. Lemongrass essential oil from the distillation process is yellow or amber, producing a sweet and citrus-like scent. After stem distillation, the distillate, a mixture of oil and water, undergoes further distillation and decantation to extract pure oil.

Landon using Lemongrass Liquid Goat Milk Soap
"Excellent soap. Lemongrass scent is amazing! I have purchased this for others as well and they say the same thing. My go to hand soap!" - Clint A.

Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oils have either citrus or rosy scents. These two distinct aromas have a relaxing trait that can soothe the senses and thus acts as good mood lifters. Besides, this oil has many antimicrobial properties and may help boost the immune system and fight against bacteria.

To be precise, lemongrass essential oil is a multipurpose oil that has many of the following benefits.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for helping fight bacteria.

Even with advancements in the medical sector, most bacteria are becoming multi-drug resistant. Therefore, natural antibiotic products are essential. Lemongrass is one of such basic ingredients that may help inhibit and kill off bacteria.

PJ washing dishes with Dish Washing Goat Milk Soap
"Wow! :) I have never tried a bar of Dish Soap before but so glad I did! I was almost out of dish soap and was looking for a healthy alternative for my home. I wasn’t sure how a bar would lather enough, but I honestly think it lathers better than the liquid soap I was using which says it’s concentrated! Around this time of year (springtime), I also usually have a lot of ants trying to come in my kitchen due to a tiny area near the window over the sink, but I didn’t have the usual “scouts” and I’m wondering if it’s because of the essential oils in the soap which is left on the counter nearby. I’ve only been using it a little over a week, but if you’re on the fence and want to try a healthy alternative, it’s definitely worth trying at least once. Thank you! :)" - Pamela P.

Lemongrass essential oil is a good remedy for various infections and can help heal wounds.

According to a tropical medicine research journal, lemongrass essential oil was effective against bacterial organisms that cause skin and blood infections. In another study, lemongrass essential oil was effective against Acinetobacter baumannii, a bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for helping to fight fungal infections.

Your skin is prone to come into contact with fungi. Different types of fungi cause fungal infections like thrush and athlete’s foot. Yeast infection is perhaps the most common fungal infection. According to a research study, lemongrass essential oil provides antifungal effects and can potentially help treat fungal infections.

Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap
"I have used the Goat's Milk Lemongrass soap before and love the scent of this soap. It leaves my skin feeling clean without residue." - Shane E.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for helping relieve the skin’s oxidative stress.

Skin issues are pervasive, especially if you have sensitive skin. One of the signs that your skin is suffering from oxidative stress is that it appears wrinkled. Lemongrass oil has antioxidant properties that can help with skin issues and improve cellular repair. As an antioxidant, lemongrass can get rid of free radicals, thus reducing the oxidative stress on your skin.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for helping with dental care.

This essential oil may also prevent the growth of gum disease bacteria. People under nonsurgical dental therapy may use this essential oil to increase their chances of success (check with your doctor or dentist first).

Lemongrass and nonsurgical dental therapy are better compared to nonsurgical dental therapy only. Research shows that lemongrass essential oil is a complemental therapy for gingivitis.

Lemongrass essential oil is good to help relieve headaches.

According to scientific research, lemongrass can help relieve headaches and migraine. The results show that lemongrass has eugenol, a compound that works like aspirin to relieve pain. Eugenol releases serotonin, a hormone responsible for regulating mood, sleep and other cognitive functions.

Washing hands with Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap
"I love your soaps and the scents! Lemongrass has been my favorite for years and occasionally I try something new.....but ALWAYS return to lemongrass! The soap lather feels great on my skin...never drying. I'm a return shopper and will continue to do so. Thank you for your efforts." - Laurie W.

Lemongrass essential oil may be good to help treat stomach issues.

Lemongrass essential oil can help remedy numerous digestive problems, including gastric ulcers and stomachaches. Gastric ulcers are especially a common cause of stomach pain. Lemongrass in herbal teas also helps reduce nausea. Always seek professional guidance before ingesting essential oils of any kind.

Lemongrass essential oil may be good to help slow diarrhea.

Diarrhea is one of the most severe problems resulting from stomach upset, digestion issues, and food poisoning. Dealing with severe diarrhea is essential since it can cause dehydration. Since over-the-counter remedies may cause unpleasant side effects, natural remedies are a great possible solution.

A published study added lemongrass essential oil to mice with castor oil-induced diarrhea, potentially reducing fecal output. This is phenomenal proof that lemongrass helps ease diarrhea.

What Goat Milk Products Contain Lemongrass Essential Oil?

Because of the many benefits of lemongrass essential oil, we add it to several goat milk products.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for goat milk bar soap.

Lemongrass Essential Oil Soap is ideal for anyone struggling with skin issues like acne and psoriasis. Thanks to the antimicrobial properties of lemongrass, this soap helps soothe and lessen the skin irritation and rashes caused by naturally occurring fungus. And, if you have athlete’s foot or any other bacterial infections, lemongrass is one of your best choices.

Washing hands with Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap
"My daughter dearly loves the Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap. She is very particular about fragrances and lemongrass is one of her favorites." - Rebecca S.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for goat milk liquid soap.

The same essential oil is available in the Lemongrass Goat Milk Liquid Soap, which is gentle to use on your skin. The liquid soap is a convenient alternative to goat milk bar soap. It has an alluring scent and the foam is especially fun for children to use.

Lemongrass Liquid Goat Milk Soap
"I love this Lemongrass Liquid Goat Milk Soap! It smells so fresh and clean, and of course is very soothing with my eczema. This lemongrass soap makes me feel great physically and mentally with fond memories of family lunches and lemongrass chicken rice soup at my favorite Greek restaurant." - Patricia S.

Lemongrass essential oil is also one of the key ingredients in our Citrus Tea Goat Milk Liquid Soap. As mentioned earlier, lemongrass essential oil can help prevent bacterial growth. Plus, the Citrus Tea Liquid Soap contains a blend of other essential oils, each of which plays a beneficial role. For instance, tea tree oil is refreshing, while the orange essential oil is also antimicrobial. This is a great liquid soap to use around the kitchen or bathroom.

Using Citrus Tea Liquid Goat Milk Soap
"I love the Goat Milk Stuff Hand Soap! I tried the Citrus Tea Hand Soap because I was having an allergic reaction to the hand sanitizers I had been using since COVID began. I went to the dermatologist and he prescribed an ointment which did not work. I did research and found Goal Milk Stuff's website. The website had a tremendous amount of information which prompted me to try their products. I was pleasantly surprised to see my hands cleared up by using the Goal Milk Stuff Hand Soap. I highly recommend trying their products,.... you won't be disappointed!" - Karen S.

Lemongrass essential oil is good for dish washing soap.

The lemongrass essential oil has anti-bacterial properties, making the Dish Washing Goat Milk Soap excellent for cleaning your dishes. With a blend of lemongrass, tea tree and orange oils, this soap can blast the grease and other dirt in your dishes in a jiffy!

Dish Washing Goat Milk Soap
"I loved the idea of this soap! The first few days after I started using it, my son brought me some spaghetti in a plastic container. I almost got my old dish detergent, under the sink out. But decided to just try Dish Washing Goat Milk Soap. I was amazed how quick and easy it cleaned! Excellent product!!!" - Arleen H.

The lemongrass essential oil helps fight microbes and ensures your family eats healthily. Also, because we manufacture this chemical-free soap from our naturally produced goat milk, you don’t have to worry that your hands will be destroyed.

Is Lemongrass Essential Oil Safe to Ingest?

No, you should ingest lemongrass essential oil by mouth only when following guidance from a doctor or a professional healthcare practitioner.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration lists lemongrass essential oils as safe when people use them correctly. The concentration level of essential oils is very high and should only be used after diluting. Otherwise, misusing essential oil can be hazardous and lead to severe side effects like skin burns and nausea. In severe cases, it may even lead to the poisoning and death of pets.

It is important that you only use essential oils in the right concentration. Our goat milk products have lemongrass essential oils, but only in the right amounts for healthy skin. Whether you are looking for a Dish Washing soap, liquid soap or bar soap, you won’t miss your pick at Goat Milk Stuff.

Nevertheless, there are a few tips for using essential oil:

People can add essential oils to an oil diffuser to lower the concentration to ideal levels. You can also add essential oil to a carrier oil such as coconut and massage it into your skin.

Another way to use lemongrass essential oil is by adding a few drops of the oil to boiling water and inhaling the steam while keeping the eyes closed. Soaking a towel in water-diluted oil and covering the head is an alternative way.

Is Lemongrass Essential Oil Safe to Use on Your Skin?

Like other essential oils, lemongrass essential oils are very strong and thus should not be applied undiluted on your skin, eyes, mouth or ears. However, lemongrass essential oils are safe when you use them correctly. For this reason, we manufacture your goat milk soap using the ideal amount of lemongrass oil which is beneficial and safe for your skin.

Although allergic reactions to lemongrass essential oils are rare, please watch for any skin irritation or rash when using lemongrass products.

On top of that, please keep in mind that lemongrass oil may be harmful to your pets. Therefore, do not let your little friends ingest any of the products containing lemongrass essential oil.

At Goat Milk Stuff, our main aim is to bring you joy through our goat milk products. We know that happy skin is one that is vibrant and healthy! Through our products, we try to help you feel the joy that comes with healthy skin. Goat milk soaps help to keep your skin vibrant, healthy and happy, and lemongrass essential oil adds to those wonderful traits.

It is our hope that the benefits of lemongrass essential oil help you make a step towards better skincare!

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