Lemon essential oil
This essential oil is non-toxic but, it may cause skin irritation so it should be used with restraint. Lemon oil is phototoxic so exposure to sunlight is strongly discouraged. In Spain Lemon is known as a cure-all being used for everything from fever to arthritis. The oil will be a pale green-yellow color that turns brown as it ages. It has a light citrus smell and blends well with fennel, lavender, sandalwood, and chamomile.
Lemon is very popular for cooking and for its fresh scent. As aromatherapy, it can aid in the relief of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. The scent of lemon helps to increase concentration and alertness and bring an overall positive sense to those who inhale it.
Benefits of Lemon Aromatherapy
According to Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College assistant professor, Dr. J.V. Hebbar states that the benefits of lemon include:
- Cleansing and purification
- Oral health and remedy for bad breath (halitosis)
- Thirst quencher
- Remedy for abdominal colic pain
- Cough relief
- Calms stomach and relieves nausea
- Prevents malabsorption
- Improves digestion
- Nourishes the skin
- Promotes Weight loss
Lemon and lemon essential oil are also used to decrease cholesterol deposition in the blood vessels and prevent heart disease!
Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses
In case you leave your laundry sitting in the washer too long, just add a few drop of lemon EO and your clothes won’t get that nasty smell.
Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda, and coconut oil and rub on your teeth for 2 minutes and then rinse.
Wash and Sanitize Hands
Got greasy hands from working on your car or bike and regular soap isn’t doing the trick? No worries, just add a couple drops of lemon EO with your soap and get your clean hands back!
Natural Way to Destroy Germs
Want to steer away from alcohol and bleach to disinfect your countertops and clean your moldy shower? Add 40 drops lemon oil and 20 drops tea tree oil to a 16-oz spray bottle fill with pure water (and a little bit of white vinegar) for a traditional cleaning favorite.
Lemon essential oil uses for skin can improve your complexion and leave your skin soft and supple. Lemon oil benefits skin by deeply nourishing. You can make lemon oil with baking soda and honey for a natural acne free face wash.
Polish Jewelry or Furniture
A lemon oil-soaked cloth will also help spruce up your tarnished silver and jewelry! Lemon oil for wood cleaning is also great.
Unstick Sticky Stuff
Un-stick the sticky goo your kids leave behind with stickers and gum with lemon oil.
Promotes Weight Loss
Putting 2 drops of lemon oil in your water 3x daily can support metabolism and weight loss.
Diffusing lemon essential oil in the air can lift mood and fight depression.
Lemon oil can support lymphatic drainage and help you overcome a cold fast, mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your neck.