Essential Oil Spotlight: Lemon – Citrus Limon

By October 14, 2016 May 21st, 2017 Essential Oils
Lemon Essential Oil Blends and Recipes

Open a bottle of Lemon Essential Oil and it’s invigorating scent revitalizes the mind and lifts the mood almost instantly. Most people describe the smell as “clean”, which is no wonder because of it’s natural anti-fungal, disinfectant and cleansing properties. It is incorporated into many weight loss programs a well as household “green” cleaning products.

Like many citrus oils, this oil is distilled through a process called “cold pressed”. This method uses high mechanical pressure instead of heat to extract the oil from the rind of the fruit.

Emotional benefits of Lemon Essential Oil include: Promotes feelings of happiness, self awareness, joy and emotional balance. On a physical level, Lemon EO is cleansing and detoxifying, supports the immune system and aids digestion.

It also makes a fantastic “office or workplace oil” because it increases concentration and the ability to memorize which then reduces mistakes. Studies indicate that it is protective for liver and kidney health as well as having antimicrobial properties*. Z,

Another study resulted in lowered corticosterone levels (stress response involved with anxiety and pain) in rats, when exposed to lemon oil for a period of two weeks.

Interesting Fact – One lemon tree can produce approximately 1500 lemons per year. It takes about 45 lemons make a 15ml bottle of Essential Oil.

How to use Lemon Essential Oil+

Diffuse
Add a few drops to your diffuser to freshen the air and boost your mood.

Massage

Lymphatic Cleanse Massage Oil– Stimulates elimination and detoxification while also alleviating emotional stress and tension.

Mix in 8oz PET Bottle with carrier oil of your choice.

20 drops Lemon Essential Oil
25 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
18 drops Juniper Essential Oil
12 drop Lavender Essential Oil

Exfoliate

Lemon Lavender Body Scrub
Use on your body only, not on face. Don’t forget to wash that shower after as oils can get slippery!

In a PET Plastic Jar mix the following:

½ cup Brown Sugar
¼ Carrier Oil
15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Bonus Recipe:
Lemon-Pine All Purpose Cleaner
Mix the following and store in an empty jar:

2 ½ cups of water
2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap
10 to 20 drops of Lemon Essential oil
5 drops Scotch Pine Essential Oil

I hope you learned some new benefits of Lemon Essential Oil. Share it with the world! 😀

+Do not use photosensitizing essential oils prior to going into a sun tanning booth or the sun. Read more on Essential Oils 101.

*Aromatherapy is a Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and is not used by any form to replace medical care if necessary. Do not use essential oils internally or undiluted on the skin. Always test a small amount of the essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from Barefūt. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

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