Good news for those of us who love ZAQ products! They have just introduced Lemongrass Organic 100% Pure Essential Oil.* This oil is just full of health benefits for us. Of course, you can always use it in your ZAQ Daisy Diffuser too.
To begin, lemongrass is great for topical pain relief. It works as an anti-inflammatory and stops bacterial growth. It even controls a fever caused by an infection. Lemongrass oil does need to be diluted however because it can cause irritation. Using 2 drops of the essential oil per 1 tsp. of a carrier oil, such as ZAQ Golden Jojoba Oil 100% Pure Oil, this is perfect for applying to the skin.
In the summer months, or really anytime, athlete's foot can be a problem. Lemongrass oil can assist with this as well. Because Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection, the properties in the lemongrass oil work well for treatment. Add a drop of the oil in a carrier oil of salve and rub onto infected, sore area. Make sure to do this several times a day. Your feet will soon begin to feel better.
Just when you are trying to relax, your dog begins to chew on himself because it's flea season. The great thing about lemongrass is that fleas hate it! If your dog wears a bandana, add a little of the oil to it and the fleas will stay off. Back to relaxation for you!
Lemongrass oil is also known for it sedation properties. Take a cotton ball, Using 2 drops of the essential oil per 1 tsp. of a carrier oil, such as ZAQ Grape Seed Oil 100% Pure Essential Oil, and apply it to your temples before bed. This will help you fall asleep faster so you can rest.
Let's not forget about the daily stress in our lives. One way to combat it is to use lemongrass oil and make a face sauna. If you are congested or run down, fill a bowl with very warm/hot water and add a few drops of lemongrass oil. Lean over the bowl and place a towel over your head, locking in the steam. Breathe in and feel the wonderment of the lemongrass essential oil take effect. Relax and enjoy.
The best for last, a wonderful recipe for lemongrass tea.
Ingredients - make in 10 min.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups roughly chopped lemongrass stalks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan.
- Add the lemongrass and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer the tea for an additional 5 minutes.
- Strain the stalks from the liquid. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.
- Serve warm, or chill in the refrigerator and pour over ice. Enjoy!
As you can see, lemongrass essential oil has many healthy ways to keep you feeling your best. Whether you are diffusing or applying, lemongrass oil is a strong component to keeping you on a path to wellness.