I've started dabbling in using essential oils a bit in personal care products (see this bath fizzy recipe, for instance essentialoilblogging.com/2013/03/15/bath-fizzies/
). Mostly lavender for stress, and tea tree oil to help with skin stuff (I break out in hives from stress, and get weird "dragon scales", for lack of a better term).
I think this is a decent introduction to essential oils, in general: www.crunchybetty.com/21-things-you-should-know-about-essential-oils
Lemongrass as a plant is wonderful for inflammation (good at bringing down fevers also) , so I'm sure the essential oil would have some benefits. (Earthfare makes a lemongrass ginger tea that I pretty much live on during flareups). FWIW, lemongrass, lavender and vanilla essential oils smell amazing mixed together.
I'm definitely a fan of being able to avoid nasty chemicals in artificial fragrances and still be able to smell nice, so essential oils are a good fit aesthetically....still not sure how they fit into disease management, but there's a place, I'm sure. (And avoiding nasty chemicals is definitely part of that)
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