How do you use lemongrass as skincare?

When you think of lemongrass for your skin – think of restoring balance.

If you’re dealing with oily skin & breakouts, it helps to cleanse and calm.

If you’re feeling achy, it helps to soothe

If you’re feeling tired, it stimulates.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it cheers you up.

Here are five ways that you can use those stalks of lemongrass in your skincare:

1. Lemongrass Hydrosol: Perfect for summertime, you can spritz your skin with lemongrass hydrosol to keep oily skin from breaking out and to keep the bugs away!

Buy yourself a good quality lemongrass hydrosol. You should know that making your own hydrosol is easier than you can imagine! Just google for recipes. 

2. Soothing Lemongrass Bath Soak: If your muscles are aching – make yourself a lemongrass epsom salt bath. In a blender, blend 1 cup of epsom salt with a few stalks of fresh lemongrass. The long fibers won’t break down fully, but it will open up and expose all of those beneficial essential oils. Scoop the lemony salt into a cloth bag and steep it into a hot bath.

3. Refreshing Lemongrass Body Scrub: This fresh scrub will cleanse your skin and stimulate circulation. It’s so refreshing! In a blender, mix 1/4 cup of your favorite carrier oil (olive, coconut, almond  oil…) with 2-4 stalks of lemongrass. Pour the oil through a sieve to remover the fibers. Now, mix 1/2 cup fine sea salt into the bright, lemony oil. Scrub your skin all over, avoiding your face.

4. Lemongrass Pore Cleansing Steam Facial: Lemongrass is very cleansing, and will clean out your pores. Also, if you’re sick with a cold, it’s really helpful to steam it out! Starting with clean skin – prepare the steam. Slice the fresh lemongrass into a bowl and pour over hot water from the kettle. Place your head over the bowl with a towel draped over to trap in the steam. Breathe in and relax – steaming for 5 minutes.

5. Deodorizing Lemongrass Foot Soak: A great way to deodorize your feet and treat athletes foot is to soak in warm water steeped with lemongrass. Prepare a strong lemongrass tea, by slicing up 2 stalks of lemongrass and pouring in 1 cup of hot water. Allow it to steep for 15 minutes. While that’s steeping, pour warm water into your foot bath ( large shallow bowl) and then pour in the hot lemongrass tea. You might add in a few drops of oil and epsom salt to soften and soothe your feet. Foot soaks can be one of those things that just seems indulgent… but really, if you’re sitting down anyway – why not? 🙂



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