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There’s a lot more to lemongrass oil than its delightful lemony scent.  Distilled from the lemongrass, a plant that is a distant cousin of the lemon and grows in tropical climates, lemongrass oil is a source of many essential vitamins such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C, notes Organic Facts.  It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. Both the leaves of the plant and the oil are used to make medicines to treat a number of ailments, such as stomach ache, high blood pressure, cough, achy joints and more, according to Web.MD.

Good for skin

The main component of lemongrass oil is citral, which also has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. These properties help to keep skin healthy by reducing bacterial growth.  Due to its astringent and antiseptic qualities, lemongrass oil also helps to cleanse and tone the skin to make it even and glowing. That’s why it’s a popular ingredient to add to lotions and soaps.

About the skin benefits of lemongrass oil, Livestrong.com says “[Lemongrass oil} can ward off skin infections as well as lessen skin issues caused by bacterial infections, such as folliculitis and cellulitis…The herb also acts as an astringent, which constricts the skin. This helps to minimize pores, limit the secretions of oil and provide a temporary skin-firming treatment.

Aromatherapy use

Used in aromatherapy, the cooling effect of lemongrass oil helps to revitalize and refresh the body.  The essential oil also is used as aromatherapy for muscle pain, which is why we’ve included it in BIOTONE Renewal and Energy Aromatherapy Massage Lotions. The BIOTONE product line is a blend of six 100 percent therapeutic grade essential oils whose natural aromas help alleviate client stress and promote a sense of well-being. They provide a convenient way for massage therapists to add aromatherapy to treatments and are excellent for all massage modalities. They also provide extended glide with less reapplications.

BIOTONE Renewal Aromatherapy Massage Lotion features mint, rosemary and lemongrass to enhance clarity and renew the body. EnergyAromatherapy Massage Lotionis a blend of mandarin, ginger and lemongrass to help energize the body and uplift the senses.

The paraben-free lotions also include skin-healthy jojoba, shea butter, mango butter and olive oil to give a luxurious silky feel and smooth finish with a light natural aroma. The lotions are excellent for all massage modalities and offer extended glide so there is less need for reapplication.

To help clients enjoy a sense of renewal and well-being, consider BIOTONE Renewal or Energy Aromatherapy Massage Lotions in an upcoming massage treatment.