Although more research must take place, lemongrass oil may be useful in treating a variety of ailments, including fever, headache, high blood pressure and muscle pain, notes WebMD. It's also a common ingredient in makeup, perfume, deodorant, soap and hair care products, according to HowStuffWorks.
A couple of drops of lemongrass oil mixed with 2 to 3 quarts of water create a relaxing foot bath. The antiseptic properties of lemongrass make it an effective solution to ringworm and staph infection. Some studies conclude that it treats staph infection better than streptomycin and penicillin, reports HowStuffWorks. Its antibacterial properties also make it an effective remedy for oily skin and hair.