Lemongrass incense is one of the freshest scents out there, becoming more and more popular within spiritual communities. So what about Lemongrass makes it so treasured? And how can we use it to better ourselves? Read on to learn more...
What is Lemongrass Incense?
Lemongrass is a wildly fresh and citrusy scented tropical plant, native to areas of Asia, Australia, and Africa, and a member of the grass family. Lemongrass is commonly used as an essential oil for aromatherapy purposes, however, it can be found in popular Asian cuisine, being the key ingredient in one of our favourite dishes - Thai Green Curry!
Lemongrass Natural Incense
Our favourite form of incense is 'Natural incense', an ancient and natural method of burning incense, healing for the body and mind, and kind on the lungs. So what is Natural Incense?
Natural incense is a combination of natural materials, sourced solely from earthly substances. This includes aromatic resin - taken from the bark of trees, essential oils - extracted from flowers, herbs, fruits, and spices, and botanicals - simply dried aromatic plants. In this instance, Natural 'Lemongrass' incense would be a combination of Lemongrass essential oil and dried lemongrass leaves, however, we like to mix things up by adding resins and different scents to the original. For more on Natural Incense and how to burn it, CLICK HERE.
What does Lemongrass Incense Smell Like?
As the name suggests, Lemongrass has a distinctly citrusy and zesty scent, also with a strong fresh and somewhat bitter essence. The subtle sweetness of Lemongrass makes it the perfect fragrance to burn during a spring clean, bringing the freshness of the outdoors into your home.
Our Favourite Lemongrass Incense Benefits
Like many other aromatic herbs, Lemongrass has been a common feature in folk medicine and spiritual
practices over the years. Loved by most who smell it, and sacred to those who use it...
The fresh smoke of Lemongrass incense creates a cleanse of positivity and vibrance, fostering an atmosphere of ambition and productivity. This makes it a great scent to burn in the office, during your studies
, before exercise, and before a competition. The fresh, citrusy zing of Lemongrass provides the perfect mood boost for those busy, stress-induced days.
In Brazilian folk medicine, people experiencing stress and anxiety drink tea made from Lemongrass and various other herbs. It has soothing properties
, perfect for assisting sleep, relaxation, and meditation, it can also reduce the likelihood of seizures. Burning Lemongrass incense can have similar tranquil effects!
Aids Spiritual Connection
Lemongrass incense has a spiritual
sacredness, where in ancient times communities would burn incense to connect to divine energy. The smoke from Lemongrass incense is known to carry messages of prayer up to the heavens, gaining favour with the spirit world. Many spiritually inclined people burn Lemongrass to deter negative energy and thoughts, allowing for a clear mind when meditating.
Natural Insect Repellant
Lemongrass isn't part of the citrus family, however, its scent has a similar essence to other citrus fruits. Because of this, Lemongrass makes a powerful insect repellant
, such as Citronella and Bergamot. Burning Lemongrass is a sure way to keep them pesky bugs away!
The Bottom Line
Nowadays, Lemongrass is not as popular as other incense varieties, however, people have used it for thousands of years for healing, repelling bugs, and assisting meditation. So we think it deserves a little more love. Our ancestors knew there was something to this fragrant herb, and we do too!
People Also Ask
What is lemongrass incense good for?
Lemongrass incense is the perfect fragrance for giving your home a fresh, clean aroma. However, it is also ideal to burn during moments of prayer and meditation, or aromatherapy sessions.
What does lemongrass incense do?
Lemongrass incense fills the air with citrus-scented smoke which creates an uplifting and energized atmosphere. This makes it ideal for use at the office - if your boss allows it of course!
Lemongrass incense meaning: what is it?
The meaning of lemongrass incense could be many things to many different people. To some, it's relaxation and sleep. To others, it's stimulation and productivity.
Lemongrass spiritual incense meaning: what is it?
Again, the meaning of lemongrass incense in a spiritual sense varies from person to person depending on their experiences. It could be connecting with loved ones who have passed on or the connection to the higher realms.