Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel (rind - so it's not lemon juice and won't mess with the enamel on your teeth) of lemons grown in Argentina and the United States, Lemon essential oil has refreshing and cooling properties. Its fresh, citrus scent is an instant pick-me-up, promoting energy and mental clarity.
It requires about 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon). Lemon has been used throughout history to protect against immune threat.
LEMON (Citrus limon) 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. Else, you will have spots on your skin! Do it at night time only. :)
The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. The benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness.
Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
Supports healthy respiratory function
Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
Emotionally and spiritually, lemon essential oil promotes focus and clarity. Its uplifting affects awaken the senses, clear the mind of distractions, and help a person tune in to the task at hand. It helps a person to overcome confusion or doubt, fatigue, overwhelm, and lack of enthusiasm, as well as helps to clear self-doubt, limiting beliefs, stagnant energy, and rigidness in the mind, heart, or body. It's great for bad moods, "blah" moods, or lethargy. (put it at your heart chakra or rub onto your hand and inhale closely cupped to face)
Immune system: Lemon oil has a high vitamin content, which makes it a wonderful booster for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. Lemon oil also improves circulation throughout the body.
Insomnia: Health benefits of lemon oil include providing relief from sleeplessness. Using lemon oil ensures good sleep and helps people that suffer from insomnia.
Stomach ailments: Since lemon oil is carminative, it is used in the treatment of various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps.
Hair care: Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. Lemon oil is also used to eliminate dandruff.
Weight loss: Lemon juice is very helpful in reducing weight, and satisfying appetite to reduce the chance of overeating.
Stress: Lemon oil is calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension. It has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and removing negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. It can therefore be used as a room freshener in offices to increase the efficiency of the employees.
9 Benefits for Using Lemon Essential Oil:
1. 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.
2. Gum, Oil, Grease Spots and Crayons.
Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
3. Varicose Veins.
Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
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.
5. Callouses / Bunions / Warts.
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous, bunion or wart mornings and evenings until it slowly reduces the swell and disappears.
6. 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.
7. Counter Tops.
Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter to sterilize.
Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.
9. Public Bathrooms.
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom
It’s very high in limonene, which has been clinically studied to fight tumor growth. It’s also been very widely used in skin care — to cleanse it, and to reduce acne and wrinkles.
Scientific studies have proven that it is also an effective antidepressant.
It’s helpful for earaches, improves circulation and is also a solid overall immune stimulant.
Tips on using Lemon:
Add a drop or two to your glass of water. (Never use plastic water bottles — plastic and oils don’t mix.)
Rub on the bottoms of feet (especially for young ones who can’t sip).
Add 10 drops to a vegetable capsule to help with a UTI infection.
Add a few drops to an Epsom salts bath, to promote healthy skin and neutralize any unwanted chemicals in the water.
Add to drop to flavor a tea or other drink (beware: deliciously potent)
Additional Tips On Using Lemon
Don’t put on your skin 12-24 hours before seeing the sunlight. Sometimes skin can become temporarily discolored.
Don’t drink in plastic — always glass.
For a bottle of 15ml lemon essential oil, it is equilvalent to about 75 organic lemons. This is one big saver, convenient to use and healthy bottle to have as your starter! Wherever you are in the world, if you would like to have this delicious and healthy Lemon Essential Oil, contact me at below for more information.