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Lemongrass Essential Oil and Calendula Skin Benefits

Posted by Diane Maurice on
Lemongrass Essential Oil and Calendula Skin Benefits

Lemongrass Benefits

What are the skin benefits?

Lemongrass essential oil has astringent cleansing benefits helping to dissolve oils on your skin. This essential oil naturally contracts open pores resulting in less oil on the skin and less dirt, so the skin feels healthier and smooth. So, when used either as facial or body soap bar the results are a better complexion and toned skin.

Here’s a list of some of the amazing benefit of lemongrass essential oil for the skin and taken internally as a tea.

  • Antibacterial properties – Natural remedy to heal wounds and prevent bacterial infection
  • Antifungal properties – Effective deterrent against fungi when digested in small amounts
  • Anti-inflammatory – Pain reliever by reducing skin irritations or internally
  • Anxiety & Stress Reliever– Aromatherapy, calming effect
  • Headaches and migraine – Uplifting scent reduces pain, pressure and tension
  • Natural Deodorizer & Gentle Cleaner
  • Hair – Strengthen hair follicles reduces itchy and irritated scalp
  • Bug Repellent – High citral and geraniol content known to repel mosquitos and ants
  • Muscle Relaxer – Sore muscle ache relief, cramps and spasms
  • Menstrual Cramp Relief – Lemongrass tea helps with nausea and irritability
  • Stomach Distress – Gastritis and gastric ulcers
  • Bacteria Killer – Antimicrobial agent
  • Antioxidant Effect – Fights disease causing free radicals
  • Immune System – Flu and Colds – combats airborne illnesses best used in vaporizer
  • Surface and Airborne Bacteria – Lemongrass and geranium essential oil combination used in a vaporizer

What are the benefits of using lemon soap?

The uplifting scent is truly amazing. Like other lemon scents such as lemon verbena, lemon eucalyptus and lemon essential oils this is a clean summer scent. It stands out all by itself and doesn’t need to be blended with other oils to enjoy the full experience. Although, I do make a lemon lavender scented soap that is popular too.

Calendula Benefits For Skin

Why use calendula in this soap?

Calendula is a very effective moisturizer because of its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. When I grow this herb here in Vermont and pick the bright orange flowers they are coated with a sticky residue. It’s this extremely high resin content that herbalist seek to make into infusions and add to their skin care recipes.

This orange daisy like flowers have powerful anti-inflammatory and antiviral healing properties. These antioxidants help protect the cells from damage from free radical and inflammation. This is the second most herb used in my skin care products. Lavender is the first. 😊

The calendula flower herb helps to repair dry, broken cracked skin normally found on our hands, elbows, knees and feet.

This herb can also be eaten and taken in tea form to help the body internally. To learn more about how to grow this herb easily go to my other website Herb Garden Lady – Calendula

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