Lemongrass Essential Oil – All You Need to Know & How to Use It

A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavor, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems.* It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.doterra-lemon-grass


  • Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass oil for a massage after a hard workout.
  • Use to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion.*
  • Blends well with Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint.
  • Dilute oil, then rub or spritz on skin before going outside.
  • Lemongrass essential oil naturally repels insects.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion when taken in a capsule*
  • Combine with a carrier oil for soothing massage
  • Apply diluted after a long run for a refreshing feeling

Aromatic Description

Citrus, herbaceous, smoky

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Geranial, neral

I use Lemongrass essential oil in a special blend to support my thyroid.  I use the below recipe and roll it over my thyroid in the morning.

Like most people I did not pay much attention to this gland until there was a problem. The thyroid’s hormone production can be thrown out of balance. These imbalances can have a negative effect on the body as the thyroid is part of our endocrine system. The endocrine system has a unique delivery system, sending hormones to targeted organs and tissues. Essential oils can be beneficial since they use the same delivery system. There are specific oils that have been shown to support certain organs/glandular functions. Working together with your medical professional, you may consider the benefits of essential oils as well as modern medical treatments.

Make a roller ball  blend and use it daily on the bottom of your feet or roll on the thyroid area 1-2 times a day:

20 drops frankincense
20 drops myrrh
20 drops lemongrass
20 drops basil

Top off the roller ball with any carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil.

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