If you have ever been on holiday to Thailand, the fresh and zesty fragrance of lemongrass will evoke the happiest of memories. Thai people use lemongrass in everything from incense to cooking so this fabulous fragrance is everywhere. Once home one quick whiff and the smell conjures up images of long lazy days on the beach, floating in the pool, and luxurious and exotic pampering in calming wellness suites.

Pampering is something that we at AromaWorks know a little about too of course. You’ll find lemongrass in our fabulous Serenity range. We have blended the fresh zestiness of lemongrass with our sweetly scented geranium to create a range of luxury scented candles and essential oils online that are guaranteed to restore your senses and create an immense feeling of wellbeing. Lemongrass is very much a scent that will ground you – possibly because of its earthiness and herby origins. It is refreshing, uplifting and calming.

It is a valuable perfume, used in a variety of expensive brands, especially those with citrus tones. Lemongrass contains 67% aldehydes and some of the most famous scents in the world utilise aldehydes. Chanel No. 5 for example, is blended using synthetically produced aldehydes. Here at AromaWorks, we only use naturally produced essential oil in our products, and because a tiny amount goes a long way you get good value for your money.

There are a variety of uses of lemongrass. Lemongrass is an anti-inflammatory that can help to repair torn muscle, tendons and ligaments but it also renowned as an anti-depressant, and for its analgesic and antiseptic properties. If you are poorly with a cold, cough or other respiratory or sinus infection, add lemongrass to a bath, vaporiser or reed diffuser. Lemongrass is brilliant at easing symptoms of fatigue and jetlag and can also ease stress, anxiety and other nervous disorders, which is why it blends very well with geranium. Fungal foot infections can also be treated with lemongrass.

Historically, lemongrass grew wild in India and other parts of Asia such as Sri Lanka and Thailand. It is a fast growing grass that is incredibly pungent. It grows up to 3 feet in height but it tends to rob the soil of nutrients, so these days it is cultivated carefully. In India it is also known as verbena and Melissa oil. Lemongrass has been used in both Chinese and Indian medicine for thousands of years. In China, lemongrass was used to treat rheumatism, colds and stomach ache. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, lemongrass was used to bring down fever and treat contagious diseases. In Thailand, lemongrass is used in food as flavouring, and in massage.

Lemongrass blends well with carrier oils and other scents such as lavender, tea tree, basil and cedar wood. It makes for an excellent fragrance in wedding candles and aromatherapy candles and is guaranteed to encourage a relaxed frame of mind, so why not try some out?

Did you know?

There are over 50 different species of lemongrass.

Lemongrass is said to transform negative energy into positive energy.

Lemon grass is also known as Sweet Rush and is sometimes called Fever Grass in the Caribbean because of its uses for calming fevers.

Lemongrass is not related to the lemon fruit.