Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus Limonum)
Greeks and Romans used lemon therapeutically by the middle ages. The British used the citrus fruit to treat the effects of scurvy. In Spain and Italy lemon is used for almost everything, especially fevers and viral infections. Nowadays lemon oil is often added to homemade cleaning preparations for its fresh clean scent.
The lemon peel is full of tiny sacs that contain the essential oil.
Common uses of Lemon essential oil:
Antibacterial and antiseptic.
Use in household cleaning when washing floors and disinfecting surfaces with vinegar and baking soda. Refreshing, purifying and cleansing.
Can help with warts, corns and verrucas.
Reduce excess sebum in oily skin, greasy hair.
Good as a toner or rinse.
Particularly good for acne prone skin (diluted).
Slight bleaching effect which can be used on skin with freckles or to bring out the highlights in blond hair.
Good to add to lymphatic drainage massage oil.
Scent: lemony, uplifting, refreshing, clean.
Extraction Method: cold pressed from the peel.
Properties: fresh, cleansing.
Caution: Do not expose treated skin to the sun. Use only diluted. Avoid topical use if you have a sensitive skin.
Easy uses of lemon essential oil
In my house I use Lemon oil mainly for cleaning, it has such a clean smell:)
For more information and cleaning recipes with Lemon oil follow this essential oils cleansing recipes link.
Mood swings: a bath with 2 drops lemon and geranium essential oils.
Flu and cold: steam inhalation of lemon and tea tree essential oils.
Lower back pain massage: 2 drops lemon and lavender essential oil. Good also for the 3rd trimester in pregnancy.
The oil restores focus and renews zest for life. Brings clarity and awareness, great oil for meditation and pray. In Sukkot – a Jewish festival the citron which is a fruit very similar to lemon is said to be full of taste and full of scent. Taste symbolizes study and scent symbolyzes good deeds.
Baths: add 5-8 drops to bath
Massages: add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 15 ml (1 tablespoonful) of carrier oil
Vaporisation: add 2-4 drops of essential oils to a burner.
100% pure, best value therapeutic grade essential oil suitable for use by therapists and in making cosmetics, candles and soaps as well as for use in the home e.g. in oils burners, diffusers, saunas, adding to the bath etc.
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External use only.
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