The Oooohhhhs and Aaaahhhs of Lemongrass and Ginger
March 14, 2015
When I first opened the shop, my two primary scents were Lavender and Patchouli. Lavender because, well it’s universal and so darn lovely and Patchouli because who doesn’t love that Earthy Hippie smell?
While they were both successful, we kept having people ask us for lemongrass. And, when enough people ask for something you listen. I bought some lemongrass and started testing it in creams and lotions, and I have to admit, I was not a fan. I found the strong lemony scent too much for me. The thing is, I loved the fact that lemongrass had such great qualities as an essential oil: analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, insecticidal, and sedative.
It is a powerhouse essential oil that keeps harmful bacteria at bay and manages to be both calming and stimulating at the same time. I even read that it provides relief from excess flatulence… a bonus!
Even with all these great qualities and with customers asking for it, I could not create a product that made me happy. Enter ginger root essential oil.
I was excited when I just happenstance decided to pour a little ginger root with the lemongrass, and the result was an immediate winner. You know when something just clicks. The warm, spiciness of the ginger beautifully rounded out the strong, yet sweet lemony scent. And, the ginger’s antiseptic and analgesic qualities combined with just enough aphrodisiac added a hint of sexiness… I knew I had a winner.
The entire Lemongrass Ginger line of Body/Hand Wash, Body Lotion, Super Rich Hand Cream and Body Butter, Bath Salts and Body Polish (coming soon) is our #1 seller hands down! Our in-store name for it is the ooooh and aaaaah line.
It’s fun to watch the pleasure that spreads across a person’s face when they pump a little lotion into their hands and take a sniff.... that moment of sheer amazement that something could smell this wonderful.... It makes me smile every time.