Lemongrass has been known as a plant with many good effects on human health. In addition to great health effects, lemongrass can also help you take care of your home very effectively.
1. Repel mosquitos and insects
In the rainy season, low humidity is a favorable condition for mosquitoes and insects to grow. You can use lemongrass essential oil to repel mosquitoes and insects not to come close. The main reason is that the scent of lemongrass will paralyze the nerve endings of mosquitoes, causing them to become disoriented and cannot identify the object to bite.
Lemongrass essential oil can be used to repel mosquitoes and insects. (Photo: Internet)
Some ways to use lemongrass essential oil to repel mosquitoes and insects:
- Apply a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to clothes or apply it directly to the skin
- Mix 1-2 tablespoons of lemongrass essential oil into clothes softener
When the scent of lemongrass is around your body or in the air, mosquitoes and insects will no longer come to bother you.
2. Antibacterial, anti-mildew
Despite being thoroughly cleaned, there are some corners in your house with millions of bacteria waiting to attack the health of the whole family. You can use lemongrass essential oil for antibacterial and anti-mildew.
Lemongrass essential oil is known to be antibacterial and anti-mildew thanks to its high Citral content (65%-85%), acting like Myrcene. This is the essential oil that is widely used to stop and kill some strains of fungal bacteria.
How to use lemongrass essential oil to limit bacteria and mold in your house
- Put 2-3 drops of essential oil in a cup of dry salt and place in corners of the house and moldy areas. Salt has a hygroscopic effect combined with the antibacterial ability of essential oils will make your house fresher.
- You can use essential oil heaters, burners, or candle burners. Each time, use about 3-5 drops of essential oil. This will eliminate some bad bacteria in the air.
Besides, you can use cleaning fluids containing lemongrass essential oil that will help the bactericidal cleaning work more effectively.
Improper house cleaning and moldy air are reasons for the bad smell. It can also be the cause of respiratory diseases that affect health.
Lemongrass has been known as a plant with many good effects. (Photo: Internet)
To deodorize the air, you can dilute lemongrass essential oil with medical alcohol (70 degrees) at the rate of 30% essential oil and 70% alcohol, then use this fluid to spray the room.
In addition, you can put the essential oil into the oil diffuser. However, this will take time because diffusing essential oils will be longer.
4. Steam your house with lemongrass essential oil
When talking about the effect of lemongrass essential oil, no one can ignore the benefit of relaxing the mind and relieving stress.
Have you ever heard about the traditional method of steaming to treat the flu? It is impossible not to put lemongrass into a pot of hot water. The scent of lemongrass essential oil has the effect of helping blood circulation and improving the nervous system.
Simple ways such as heating essential oils or using an essential oil diffuser with lemongrass fragrance can make your house become a pleasant place with a sense of lightness to the spirit and benefit the health of the whole family.
5. Surface disinfection
You can use lemongrass essential oil to clean and disinfect surfaces in the house by mixing vinegar with water in a ratio of 1:4 and then adding 10 to 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil. After that, you can use this fluid to clean surfaces in the house such as handrails, door handles, tables, chairs, or children’s toys.
Hopefully, the above information has helped you with some tips for lemongrass essential oil. Good luck./.