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DōTERRA’s Lemongrass

Now that you’ve ordered your product of the month, (which is a 125 PV exchange for a free commodity), let’s discuss the life-saver: Lemongrass!

WHAT IS LEMONGRASS?

Hailing from the Cymbopogon genus, a family of tropical island plants, Lemongrass has been used for centuries amongst cooks and tea-enthusiasts. However, it also pertains to many therapeutic benefits. The essential oil helps treat circulatory issues, behavioral problems, headaches, infections, nervous system disorders, and menstrual irregularities. In fact, Lemongrass was nicknamed “fever grass” for its ability to cool a fever. Cool, right? That’s only the beginning!

Lemongrass is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiparasitic, hypoglycemic, neurobehavioral—Excuse me, I forgot to take a metaphorical breath! What grabs my attention is Lemongrass’s antimutagenic effects.

A 2013 study conducted by Kavisa Ghosh examined the interaction between Lemongrass extract and citral emulsion (a compound found in Lemongrass) with two different cervical cell lines commonly used in cancer research: HeLa and ME-180. The results were significant. Both substances decreased the spread in mutation while increasing oxidative stress on the cancer cells. This caused the potential of the mitochondrial membrane to change and stimulate healthy apoptosis (cell death). Not only has Lemongrass provoked these changes within cervical cancer, but also prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, and sarcoma. Ghosh concluded her abstract with this statement: “All the results suggest lemongrass oil and citral emulsion could be considered as potential candidates for anticancer agents.”

IT LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

When ingested, Lemongrass reduces LDL cholesterol and sustains healthy levels of triglycerides. LDL cholesterol stands for low-density lipoproteins. It’s also considered “the bad” cholesterol because it causes fatal damage at higher levels. High levels of LDL are a primary contributor to atherosclerosis. Still, even with Lemongrass to help regulate those levels of LDL, it’s necessary to sustain a healthy diet too.

YEAST BEGONE

Furthermore, Lemongrass is known for its remarkable anti-fungal properties. Lemongrass can treat almost all types of yeast infections and Candida overgrowths. Just two drops internally each day has shown a dramatic decrease in yeast infections. This is because Lemongrass contains a compound called farnesol which serves as a fungal metabolite. In other words, it eats or metabolizes fungus cells. Picture a molecular-sized Pac-Man engulfing those fungus-infested ghosts!

Now that we’ve covered three primary uses of Lemongrass, let’s discuss usage tips and safety precautions.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Because Lemongrass can stimulate menstrual flow, women who are pregnant and nursing mothers should not use it. Also, Lemongrass contains several chemical irritants (neral and farnesol), so skin sensitivities may occur. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. You should never apply oils directly to ear or nose canals. For optimal use, apply a few drops on desired areas or add it into a diffuser.

TREAT YOURSELF!

Lemongrass is great for skin health. Its antiseptic and astringent properties make it perfect for even and glowing skin! Moreover, Lemongrass can be added to hygiene products for more thick and lustrous hair. Apply several drops to your shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions. Seriously! Good or bad hair days can become your choice.

AND IT’S A NATURAL BUG-SPRAY

It’s baseball season, parents! Your kiddos are out on the field, dust eluding from beneath their feet like a galloping race-horse, hitting home-runs, pitching a third-strike—and you forgot your bug spray! While you’re busy slapping at mosquitos, you miss your kid whack the ball out of the park. Well, what can you do? Tell your kid that you missed their monumental moment? Easy fix! Lemongrass is a natural repellent with a mild smell. Add 10 to 15 drops to a spray bottle filled with water and use the mixture as a bug spray. Bugs abhor that citrusy stench.

CONCLUSION

Now you can stop tip-toeing around the idea of using your new Lemongrass! There’s an entire world of benefit capped in a single amber bottle, just waiting for you! Try Lemongrass today and tell us about your testimony!


Jayden Almeida has been the head blogger of Essentially Sp’OILed for Life since 2019. Her passion is to help readers understand the benefits of essential oils to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. In addition to writing for ESFL, Jayden’s also a novice author determined to publish her own series of literature.


DōTERRA’s Deep Blue

It’s official; that new work-out routine is kicking your butt. Your body aches, your muscles hardly cooperate, and you feel as if you’ve been trampled by a dump truck. All the “fitness experts” that’d encouraged you to run those ten miles or lift that extra five pounds—they’re to blame! Now, you’re convinced that you’ll feel like the bottom of a farmer’s filthy boot forever. But with DōTERRA’s Deep Blue, forever becomes twenty minutes.

WHAT IS DEEP BLUE?

Made from DōTERRA’s certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils—Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe an assortment of aches and pains. Discomfort in hands, feet, and elbows; even head and neck tension! Deep Blue can reduce pain immediately and effectively. To understand how it works, let’s break it down oil by oil and discuss the individual uses that create such a helpful blend!

A QUICK BREAK-DOWN

Wintergreen, Helichrysum, and Peppermint are considered analgesics. They act like your typical pain relievers. However, what’s so great about Wintergreen and Peppermint is that they induce a hot and cold sensation similar to Biofreeze gels or IcyHot patches. While Biofreeze and IcyHot remain synthetic, Wintergreen and Peppermint can soothe your aches naturally with that same satisfying tingle.

Blue Tansy and Blue Chamomile contain anti-inflammatory compounds such as chamazulene, a terpenoid antioxidant. That means chamazulene lowers inflammation by fighting free radical damage and preventing cell mutation. Rich with these terpenoids, Blue Tansy and Blue Chamomile work together as an ultimate immune booster and can to subdue any sort of pain.

Camphor is you’re cellular repairman; it is highly regenerative. It actively searches for the root of the damage and begins to mend anew. Camphor is also rich in antioxidants and thus works to heal cells and promote cellular growth. With all these oils combined to combat pain, reduce inflammation, stimulate healthy cell repair, and support cellular growth—we get the powerful Deep Blue as a result. If that’s not amazing, I don’t know what is! And guess what?

IT’S FREE!

Now, if you’ve been paying attention, DōTERRA has released a spectacular promotional deal! Place a 200 PV order any time during the month of March, and you’ll get a Deep Blue rub and a 5 mL Deep Blue oil for free! (Um, yes, please?) But before you place your order, and I know you will, let’s discuss a few of the safety precautions associated with Deep Blue’s ingredients, and how to apply both products (oil and rub) for instant relief.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND USES

The Deep Blue rub includes the Deep Blue oil for its beneficial properties while also maintaining several ingredients to accommodate its cream-like solution. One of these ingredients is sweet almond oil. Consequently, those with tree-nut allergies should be cautious. Consult with your doctor or a trusted wellness advocate. If you develop a rash or other serious reaction, do not continue its use.

Other safety precautions for both oil and rub include its strict external use. Avoid contact with eyes, and do not use directly on wounds. Keep out of children’s reach to avoid accidental ingestion, and if swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. It is also important to remember that Deep Blue causes a hot and cold sensation. Those with skin sensitives will have to dilute the oil (and possibly the rub) with a dose of carrier oil; preferably coconut oil.

For optimal use, massage a dime-sized portion of the lotion into affected areas. A hot and cold sensation should ensue and provide an immediate sense of relief. This is great for clients of massage therapists! Moreover, athletes can use the rub to loosen tight muscles before a work-out and after to alleviate soreness.

On the other hand, the oil is excellent for occasional or even chronic joint pain. From arthritis and tendonitis to sprains and nerve pain, the Deep Blue essential oil can be diluted and applied to any desired area. Growing children can use several drops of diluted Deep Blue on their legs before bed to relieve neuralgic pain, commonly called growing pain. A few drops can be applied to joints to reduce arthritis or tendonitis pain. You can even combine the Deep Blue oil and rub for a more powerful concoction!

SO, THE BOTTOM-LINE?

Think about what you can do with a mere drop of Deep Blue. Eliminate your pain now; place a 200 PV order and get Deep Blue and Deep Blue rub for free! I’d love to hear your results!


Jayden Almeida has been the head blogger of Essentially Sp’OILed for Life since 2019. Her passion is to help readers understand the benefits of essential oils to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. In addition to writing for ESFL, Jayden’s also a novice author determined to publish her own series of literature.