Also referred to as Cymbopogon, Lemongrass is a herb in the Poaceae family of grasses. Lemongrass is native to tropical regions such as Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania where it has been used traditionally for medicinal, cosmetic and culinary purposes.
In terms of skincare, Lemongrass essential oil is great for those with oily skin because of its astringent properties that help to minimize pores, limit the secretions of oil and tighten skin. It’s also super healthy for your beautiful skin as it’s packed with essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C.
Lemongrass has historically been used to heal wounds and prevent infection because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. These properties also make Lemongrass a great treatment for acne caused by bacteria. On top of that, this lemony oil contains citral, an anti-inflammatory compound that can help with certain skin conditions. Often used in aromatherapy, this citrusy herb helps to relax the senses and get rid of all the bad vibes while still pampering your skin! If you’re interested in all Lemongrass has to offer, Bye Bye Bad Vibes is the body butter for you!