Lemongrass Oil in a Soy Candle

Lemongrass oil has a divine citrusy scent with earthy undertones that only reminds us of the great summery outdoors! With the hot season at the doorstep let’s have a look at how this amazing oil can benefit us.

A little background story behind this much sought after essential oil

Lemongrass is native to Southern India where the oil is steam distilled from the scented plant but organic lemongrass can also found in tropical countries like South Africa where I’m from. Over the years, lemongrass has been widely used in Asian cuisine but its uses extend far beyond the kitchen and that’s what we are going to explore today.

Invigorating, Anxiety and Stress-Relieving

Did you know that the aroma of the citrus oil invigorates, energises and increases focus which makes it a great oil to kick-start the day! It is also an exceptionally uplifting oil for the mind making it a great anti-depressant. It soothes, relaxes and relieves anxiety and it is particularly useful in relieving fear, negative feelings and stress. Burn our “MON ESSENTIEL INVIGORATE” organic soy candle in the morning to kick start the day with a boost of energy, while also soothing daily stresses!

Massage Therapy

Lemongrass oil is commonly used for massages due to its soothing and skin purifying attributes. However, make sure that you dilute it with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. You can also use the pool of oil formed from burning a “MON ESSENTIEL INVIGORATE” organic soy candle and massage it on your joints and muscles.

Great for the Skin

It’s purifying and toning properties makes it ideal for your skin care routine. You can add a few drops of lemongrass oil to your daily cleanser or moisturizer and enjoy its amazing skin benefits.

Odor Balancer

Its citrusy scent leaves the room feeling fresh, joyful and summery. Adieu bad odors! Lemongrass oil as a matter of fact helps neutralise bad odors in the house or work space. Light up your lemongrass candle and let it do the rest!


Be careful when using lemongrass oil due to possible skin sensitivity. It needs to be properly diluted with a carrier oil or it can be used while burning a candle.