My Dearest Lemongrass Essential Oil,

I’ve been holding back my feelings for some time, but I can’t stay silent any longer. I must tell you… I love you! Your enticing aroma, your exotic origins, and your relaxing presence all make me fall for you more deeply each day.

Elizabeth Barret Browning once penned, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” She gave Robert Browning eight beautiful and endearing reasons why she loved him, but I adore you so much, I’ll give you nine.

1. Your Heritage

You thrive in warm, humid, and exciting places, and so do I. That’s why we make such a great pair. You remind me of my college trip to Thailand, where the sights, smells, and sounds gave me a sense of wonder every day. You allow me to experience those same feelings no matter where I am.

2. Your Scent

I can’t get enough of your exhilarating aroma. When I put you in my diffuser or spritz you over my linens, you linger long after. Your unique scent is like nothing else - sweet and citrusy with a subtle hint of earthy undertones.

3. Your Presence

Even after the most hectic day, you have an astonishing ability to help me calm down. When I catch a trace of your inspiring aroma during my deep breathing exercises, I feel more relaxed than I have in hours. Your companionship during my daily meditation helps bring me calm and clarity.

4. Your Teamwork

Not only do I love you, but so many others do too! 

5. Your Never-Ending Support

You help me remember my goals to use fewer harsh chemicals in my cleaning products and look for more plant-based solutions. Here’s my favorite way you help freshen up the house:

Add 10 drops to a glass spray bottle.

Combine with water.

Spritz to freshen carpets and furniture.

6. Your Cleanliness

With your bright and refreshing scent, you really inspire a positive outlook, and I finally enjoy cleaning! After turning on some catchy music, you and I get so much done when I add 3 - 4 drops to a sink full of dishes, a load of laundry, or my all-purpose cleaner.

7. Your Charisma

I hate when I’m keyed up after a workout. A personal post-sweat session massage is my favorite thing, but it’s only because of your relaxing smell. 

8. Your Glow

I have to say - I might love you most for your skin-cleansing benefits. I feel more confident than ever since I started adding you to my nightly skin care regimen. I get more compliments now than ever, and I don’t know if it’s because of my appearance or the happiness you bring into my life. Probably both!

9. Your Taste

Not only do you smell amazing, but when I use you in my tea, life can’t get much better. You add a light, complex flavor that makes for a perfect way to end the night while I unwind with a book.

With all my love and admiration,

A devoted Lemongrass user


// Via: Young Living