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 when ingested.* 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.
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.
Click HERE to watch a video on how Lemongrass is sourced. Click HERE for more science of Lemongrass Oil.
Coconut Lemongrass Red Lentil Soup
Warm and satisfying, this soup is great for any occasion.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 large onions, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic finely chopped or pressed
1 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
1–2 drops Lemongrass oil
4 tablespoons tomato paste
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 cups vegetable broth
2 cans coconut milk
4 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
3 cups dried red lentils
4–6 handfuls baby spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
On rainy days, I try to find fun and creative activities for our family to do! Today we decided to try making our own playdough! It was incredibly easy...I'm talking 10 minutes or less and the end result is pretty awesome!
And as an added BONUS, we decided to add in the scent of our favorite essential oils corresponding to color! So now Audrey has completely safe, non-toxic and aromatherapeutic playdough and I am happy because I know every single ingredient in it!
Here is the Recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1/3 cup of Salt
1 cup of water
Food Coloring (all natural, plant based if you can find it)
Add all of the ingredients to a medium size saucepan and turn the heat on medium/low. Stir together to mix and add in the color while still liquid as this is the easiest way to distribute. It will come together rather quickly so have the food coloring ready to go. Continue to stir as lumps form, which is totally ok, and eventually the dough will pull together and away from the pan. Lay the dough ball on wax paper and let cool. If adding essential oils, knead in your favorite scents once cool enough.
Things to keep in mind, use only the highest quality oils, we only use doTERRA in our home which you can find HERE and keep the oils kid friendly and mild! Our favorites are Lavender, Geranium, Spearmint, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime and any of the emotional aromatherapy blends!
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For two years her hOMe was wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat. You can find Sara teaching regular classes in NYC, workshops and retreats all over the country as well as in her very own online studio right here!