What is lemongrass?
Also known as Cymbopogon Citratus Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil has a really delightful herbal lemon aroma. In skincare, lemongrass is beneficial for those with oily skin and congested pores because of its antibacterial properties. It offers some antiperspirant properties and is anti-inflammatory, too.
Karley's favorite lemongrass skincare products
Jane Iredale Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray -- Refreshing, invigorating, cleansing. These are the three words that best describe this mist. It leaves the pores feeling clean as it cools and enlivens the skin. I love ALL of Jane Iredale's various sprays, but this one is my favorite. Hurry, though, as this one is limited edition. Your purchase of this Jane Iredale product benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer. VEGAN
Seed Body Care Lemongrass Custom Blend Body Lotion -- Have you ever wished for a pure lemongrass lotion? I am not talking about one with lemongrass fragrance oil, but one with 100% natural lemongrass essential oil. I love the Custom Blend option at Seed. You can pick up to 3 essential oils to create a personalized blend, or you can choose just 1 or 2 oils. If you love lemongrass, you MUST try their Lemongrass Body Lotion. It's a beautiful scent -- layer it by adding lemongrass to your body oil, lip oil or body wash. VEGAN
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Tapioca Starch, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass) Essential Oil
Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap Lemongrass Handmade Soap -- No one makes handmade soap like Nan's. I have been using her soaps for almost a decade and they just are second to none. I think that some people are still hesitant to try a good bar soap. Do NOT confuse the likes of Dove, Zest, Ivory, etc. with true handmade soap. A well formulated handcrafted soap will be creamy, nourishing and feel amazing on the skin. If you are looking for lemongrass soap, this is a must-have. Take a look at the ingredients list, too. It is stellar! VEGAN
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, grapeseed oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, lemongrass essential oil, green clay, green oxide
Clover & Bee Lemongrass and Poppyseed Body Polish -- If you have been following along with me here on the blog over the past decade, you will know that I love a good body scrub. I don't like them to bee too dry or too oily. It's hard to get it just right. Clover & Bee is one of my new favorite brands. I am currently using the Lemongrass and Poppyseed Body Polish and am swooning over it. At first, I thought it might be a bit too dry, but once I tried it on my skin, I was hooked. This is a really unique scrub. Most body scrubs are sugar, salt or feature nut shells, but the #1 ingredient in this one is actually granulated honey. I am a sucker for products made with honey because of the myriad skincare benefits. This scrub smells like heaven and leaves skin soft and silky without feeling oily.
Ingredients: Granulated Honey, Granulated Sugar, *Babassu Nut Oil, *Macadamia Nut Oil, *Lemongrass Essential Oil, *Poppyseeds. *denotes certified organic ingredient
EVOLVh SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner is a staple for me. EVOLVh is in my top 3 favorite natural hair care brands and may just be my MOST favorite (Original Moxie and Briogeo are the other 2). Without a doubt, though, the EVOLVh SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner is the best leave in I have ever used. Next week, I will be writing a longer post on the 4 products from this brand that I am currently using, but right now I need to mention this one. It helps my hair feel super soft without weighing it down. Plus, after a long day, you can spritz a bit into your hair to give it some more oomph. The smell is just lovely -- a blend of lemongrass, citrus, patchouli and more. VEGAN
Ingredients: Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Flax, Rice Bran Extract, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Lecithin, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Red Grape Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Citrus Orange Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Patchouli Oil, Cinnamomum Oil, Geranium Flower Oil, Thyme Leaf Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol Vitamin E, Grape Seed extract