Getting Down to Essentials: Lemongrass Essential Oil

Clients who need a lift will appreciate lemongrass essential oil in your massage treatments Lemongrass essential oil comes from the lemongrass plant. It’s a distant cousin of the lemon that grows in tropical climates, giving off a comforting citrus-earthy fragrance that helps to soothe, calm and reduce stress.   Its scent also helps to enhance energy and increase focus.

A study conducted in 2015 looked at the effects of lemongrass and sweet almond massage oil during massage. Participants in the study who received a massage using the oil once a week for 3 weeks had lower diastolic blood pressure (the force exerted when the heart is at rest) than those in the control group. Systolic blood pressure (the force exerted on blood vessels when the heart beats) and pulse rate weren’t affected. [1]

Packed with vitamins

In addition to its delightful scent, lemongrass essential oil is a bountiful source of many essential vitamins such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. And it provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron.

Skin healing benefits

Lemongrass essential oil also has many skin healing and smoothing benefits. 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 essential oil also helps to cleanse and tone the skin to make it even and glowing. That’s why lemongrass essential oil is a popular ingredient to add to lotions and soaps.

Aromatherapy use

Used in aromatherapy, the cooling effect of lemongrass essential oil helps to revitalize and refresh the body.  The essential oil also is used in aromatherapy massage 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. Energy Aromatherapy Massage Lotion is 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.

Consider BIOTONE Renewal or Energy Aromatherapy Massage Lotions in an upcoming massage treatment to help clients relieve stress and boost energy.



[1] Healthline Editorial Team, “Why Using Lemongrass Essential Oil Benefits You,” Healthline, April 13, 2020.