Would you like to use a soap that has many other benefits apart from improving your skin health? It is the lemongrass soap we are talking about!
The benefits it offers are immense, and it tops the list of must-use soaps. Would you like to know more about it? Continue reading!
Lemongrass is a plant aboriginal to India and various other places in Asia. It has long striped leaves with jagged edges and emits a strong lemony scent. There are 50 varieties of Lemongrass.
It is extensively used in multi-cuisine recipes. The main ingredient of lemongrass is Citral, which is well known for its use in perfumery. Lemongrass is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and fungicidal. It is also used in natural products like essential oil formulas, handmade soaps, spa products and natural skin care products.
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How To Make Lemongrass Soap?
Lemongrass soaps are mainly made by the cold process method to retain their natural properties. The soap is also blended with other herbs and essential oils for different skin types. Now, let us have a look below to find out the benefits that Lemongrass has in store for us.
1. Treats Pimples:
Lemongrass soap acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent, which means it is beneficial for pimple/acne prone skin (1) . Use it regularly for better results.
2. Beneficial For Skin:
Lemongrass acts like a toner, minimizing pores of the skin and toning the tissues and muscles. It reduces wrinkles, so use the soap for a toned and clear complexion.
3. Improves Hair Health:
Some soap bars are exclusively made for hair cleansing. Lemongrass soap, when combined with various essential or carrier oils, makes a perfect blend for the hair. You can combine lemongrass soap with oils like that of eucalyptus, neem, and camphor oil, to create a perfect blend for lustrous cleansed hair. These oils mainly are for therapeutic uses, especially to avoid hair lice and scalp infections. You can have your homemade shampoo soaps customised as per your skin type for better results.
4. Relieves Stress:
Lemongrass has a calming effect; thus, bathing with lemongrass soap bar blended with lavender essential oil is the best spa experience one could ever have.
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5. Can Help Prevent Insects:
Citronellal, one of the chemicals in lemongrass, is also a mild insecticide. Though it cannot be relied upon to prevent dangerous mosquito bites, it does prevent some insect bites. You can also place a few herbal soaps in your cupboards to avoid insects.
6. For Animals:
Using lemongrass soap for animals particularly prevents ticks and fleas. It is available in the form of liquid soap with other blends. For those who have pets can opt for lemongrass liquid/soap.
7. As A Hand Sanitizer:
What better than to use lemongrass hand soap instead of a hand sanitizer! Lemongrass contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help kill bacteria (2). This safe for children as well.
8. Helps Reduce Cellulite:
Using lemongrass essential oil soap can help you minimize cellulite bumps. Massage the soap well into the skin. Thereafter, brush the skin gently using a body brush to finish with a final rinse.
9. Helps Prevent Body Odour:
Using lemongrass soap on a regular basis will help those who are suffering from poor body odour and excessive sweating. You will have to be a little patient until the results to show up.
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Few Words Of Caution:
Lemongrass may trigger off an allergy. Please go through a patch test on your arms before using it. Avoid it if there is any irritation.
Do you know any other benefits of lemongrass soap? Share with us by commenting in the box below!
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