Natural Odor Control with Lemongrass Essential Oil: A Comprehensive Guide

Natural Odor Control with Lemongrass Essential Oil: A Comprehensive Guide
With a bustling household filled with fur kids, I understand firsthand the occasional mishaps that come with the territory. Waking up to the surprise of accidents on the floor is just another day in the life of a dog mom, right? Amidst the chaos, there's one trusty companion I always reach for: lemongrass essential oil. Join me as we delve into the depths of this remarkable oil, unravelling its secrets and discovering why it's become my go-to solution for tackling those inevitable odors. If you want to make your house smell good....even with dogs, read on!

Exploring The Benefits Of Lemongrass Essential Oil:

Lemongrass, scientifically known as Cymbopogon citratus, is a perennial grass native to tropical regions such as Southeast Asia and Africa. Extracted through steam distillation of its leaves, lemongrass essential oil encapsulates the essence of this vibrant grass, exuding a refreshing lemony citrus scent with subtle earthy undertones.

Lemongrass has a rich history of traditional use in various cultures for its medicinal and culinary properties. It was commonly used for digestion, to promote relaxation and uplift mood, and has been studied for its properties rumored to support the body during times of infection. Simply head to, type in lemongrass, and go down the rabbit hole-lol. Lemongrass has also been a staple in culinary traditions, adding a zesty flavor and aroma to dishes ranging from soups and curries to teas and desserts. 

One of my favorite qualities of lemongrass essential oil lies in its ability to banish unwanted odors naturally, making it an ideal solution for neutralizing unpleasant smells in various settings, from household environments to personal spaces. Whether diffused in the air or added to DIY cleaning solutions, lemongrass oil refreshes the ambiance, leaving behind a clean, invigorating scent.

Ever woken up to a less-than-pleasant surprise? Multiple poop piles can certainly dampen the morning mood. I've found my morning rescue in a blend of lemongrass essential oil and cinnamon. With just 2 drops each in my diffuser, the refreshing aroma quickly takes care of 'Eau de poo'. It's become one of my favorite diffuser combos, effortlessly restoring my mornings.

Bid farewell to synthetic air fresheners laden with harmful chemicals and embrace the refreshing aroma of lemongrass essential oil. By simply adding a few drops to a diffuser or homemade room spray, you can transform any space into a sanctuary of freshness. From kitchens to bathrooms, closets to pet areas, lemongrass oil effortlessly eliminates odors while imparting a revitalizing fragrance.

At this point, you might be asking 'Is lemongrass oil safe for pets?'

Absolutely, with a pure essential oil properly diluted, lemongrass can indeed be safe for pets. Dilution ensures that the potency of the oil is reduced to a level that is safe for pets, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions. When used responsibly and in moderation, lemongrass oil can offer benefits such as odor control and help with unwanted pests. As with any essential oil, it's important to only use a pure an premium essential oil and to follow proper dilution guidelines and monitor your pet's reaction to ensure their safety and well-being. To dive deeper in safely using essential oils with your dog, click HERE.

How to use lemongrass oil for odor control:

  • Diffusion: Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to a diffuser filled with water and let it disperse throughout the room. The refreshing citrus scent of lemongrass will help neutralize odors and leave your space smelling fresh and clean. This also keeps it safely diluted for your dog. Or try some of my favorite diffuser recipes listed below.
  • DIY Room Spray: Create your own natural room spray by combining lemongrass essential oil with water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use and mist the air whenever odors linger. Lemongrass oil's properties will help eliminate odors while leaving behind a delightful citrus aroma.
  • Fabric Freshener: Mix lemongrass essential oil with half water and half vodka in a spray bottle. Shake well and lightly spritz this solution onto fabric surfaces such as curtains, upholstery, and carpets to banish odors. The alcohol in the mixture helps the scent to linger longer while the lemongrass oil works its magic.
  • Cleaning Solution: Incorporate lemongrass essential oil into your homemade or natural cleaning solutions. Add several drops of lemongrass oil to a mixture of vinegar and water for an effective and natural cleaner that will leave your home smelling fresh without harsh chemical residues.
  • Pet Bedding Refresh: Keep your pet's bedding smelling clean and fresh by adding a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Lightly mist the bedding and allow it to air dry. You can also add it to wool dryer balls and dry bedding and blankets. 
  • Carpet Refresh: Sprinkle baking soda infused with lemongrass essential oil onto carpets and rugs. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming to absorb odors and leave behind a fresh scent. Lemongrass oil will not only neutralize odors but also impart a clean aroma to your carpets.
  • Mop Water: Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to the water used for mopping floors. The invigorating scent of lemongrass will infuse your home as you clean, effectively eliminating odors and leaving behind a refreshing fragrance. For a double whammy, also add some pine essential oil. 
DIY lemongrass oil recipes

Lemongrass Carpet Freshener:
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 10-15 drops of lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass Room Spray:
  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of witch hazel or vodka (to help disperse the oil)
  • 15-20 drops of lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass All-Purpose Cleaner:
  • 1 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 15-20 drops of lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass oil diffuser blends for odor:

2 drops lemongrass 
2 drops cinnamon

3 drops lemon
2 drops lemongrass
1 drop eucalyptus

2 drops lemongrass
2 drops citronella
2 drops orange

2 drops lemongrass
2 drops kunzea
2 drops orange

Where to buy lemongrass essential oil:

Ready to unlock the refreshing benefits of lemongrass essential oil? Explore my trusted supplier for premium-quality essential oils and embark on your path to a good smelling home today! With firsthand experience witnessing their Seed To Seal guarantee in action, I confidently use pure essential oils with my dogs, horses, and yes-even cats! Click HERE to start your journey.

Feeling inspired to freshen up your space with lemongrass oil? I'd love to hear about your experiences! Share your stories and tips in the comments below.