Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil has a variety of health benefits and uses.  It is grown in California and Italy and cold-pressed from the rind.  It takes 3,000 lemons to make 1 kilo of essential oil!  (That's 2 lb or approximately 67 of these 15 ml bottles.)

Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that
have been studied for their effects on immune function. (CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT
be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.)

Uses for lemon essential oil:

Air Freshener. Put 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt
bottle mixed with distilled water to use in bathroom as an air freshener.

Gum, Oil, Grease Spots and Crayons. Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove
gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.

Varicose Veins. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation
and relieve pressure on the veins.

 Lemonade. For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 Tbls.
of honey and 2 cups of pure water. Adjust to suite your own taste.

Callouses / Bunions / Warts. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous, bunion or
wart mornings and evenings until it disappears.

Prolong Life of Fresh Fruit. To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl
with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into the water and stir.
Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon.

 Counter Tops. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter to sterilize.

Dishcloths. Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon
oil to disinfect and kill germs.

Public Bathrooms. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom

Source "110 Uses for Every Day Oils"

You can also add a drop of lemon oil to a glass of water to assist in detox and cleansing, add 10-20 drops to a spray bottle of water and use as an all-purpose cleaner, diffuse to increase concentration or put a drop in your hand, rub yours hands together and cup over your nose breathing deeply to experience the uplifting effects of lemon essential oil.

Check out our giveaway for a chance to win a 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil along with a bunch of other goodies! :)

(This information is only applicable to Young Living lemon essential oil.  Not all oils are safe.)

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1 comment:

  1. Very informative and useful article, Abigail. I love essential oils. Need to get me a lemon one now. :D