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Uplifting Lemongrass

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: June 4, 2008, from the February 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Spa products also benefit from the fragrant oil-regulating benefits of this popular grass. Thai Hot Stem’s Herbal Hot Packs are scented with lemongrass, plai and kaffir lime, and detoxify while helping to alleviate aches and pains. Enjoy the scent of the Tucson, Arizona-based Westward Look Resort’s signature Sonoran lemongrass and lavender hand and body lotion. Another offering is available from CBI Laboratories—the Sole Relief Foot Scrub, which provides relief and refreshment through the use of lemongrass essential oil. Bio Jouvance Paris’s Clarifying Day Cream features witch hazel and lemongrass to help stabilize the production of sebaceous oils. The Orange + Lemongrass Foaming Cleansing Lotion from Body Bistro brings relief and comfort to sensitive skin. Bioelements’ Custom Blend Botanicals—Clogged Pore Inhibitor can be added to many of the brand’s products, and contains pure horsetail and lemongrass extracts to keep skin clear and normalize sebum production.

Clean and crisp

A treat for both the palette and the skin, lemongrass offers an escape from the everyday. It’s clean, crisp flavor and scent complement culinary delights, comforting beverages, and soothing spa products and treatments. Incorporating this exotic, yet common herb will give a lift to your spa menu.