Essential Oils: Lemon

HOME, BODY, AND MIND USES FOR LEMON ESSENTIAL OILS

LEMON

Lemon Essential Oil, (Citrus Limonum) has amazing health benefits. Native to Asia, the lemon tree is a small evergreen whose origins have been traced back to a cross between citron and bitter orange. Lemon increases our mood and concentration but can also be used to help with fever, infections, asthma, obesity, skin disorders, anti-bacterial, de-greasing, deodorizing, and as a disinfecting household cleanser. Lemons are antioxidant powerhouses, containing twice as much Vitamin C as the average orange.  Cold-pressed from the peel, lemon oil  is a popular choice due to its citrusy, uplifting scent that just makes things smell clean.

HOME, BODY, AND MIND USES FOR LEMON ESSENTIAL OILS

LAVENDER 

Lemon Essential Oil, (Citrus Limonum) has amazing health benefits. Native to Asia, the lemon tree is a small evergreen whose origins have been traced back to a cross between citron and bitter orange. Lemon increases our mood and concentration but can also be used to help with fever, infections, asthma, obesity, skin disorders, anti-bacterial, de-greasing, deodorizing, and as a disinfecting household cleanser. Lemons are antioxidant powerhouses, containing twice as much Vitamin C as the average orange.  Cold-pressed from the peel, lemon oil  is a popular choice due to its citrusy, uplifting scent that just makes things smell clean.

Home use

  • A few drops of lemon essential oil in stale-smelling laundry brightens the load.
  • Lemon essential oil is nature’s Goo Gone. Use it to remove labels or clean off tree sap.
  • Lemon essential oil and a little water is a natural degreaser. Perfect for removing any black greasy gunk on your hands.
  • Disinfectant and degreaser. Use Lemon essential oil in a spray bottle with water to clean counters, tables, bathrooms. Add a little vinegar for an added natural boost.
  • Throw out strong bathroom chemicals. Lemon essential oil cleans hard water build up.
  • Gum in your hair. Lose the scissors and work through a little bit of lemon essential oil to save those locks.
  • Lemon essential oil is a great natural way to disinfect a kitchen cutting board without putting harmful chemicals where you handle raw food.
  • To have spot free dishes out of the dishwasher add a few drops of Lemon essential oil to your dishwasher soap container.

Body & Skin

  • Lemon is a known antifungal and lemon essential oil can be used to fight toe fungus. 
  • When feet feel rough a few drops in a water foot bath and soften feet and heel cracks.
  • Lemon essential oil can be used as a face exfoliant when a few drops are added to oatmeal and water for a gentle scrub. Lemon is a known hair lightener and the essential oil is the same and stronger. 

Mind

  • Lemon essential oil can brighten and improve mood when diffused. 
  • When feeling nervous a blend of lemon and lavender can calm and create focus. Lemon is stimulating yet calming.