Lemon Essential Oil

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I love essential oils. I also love lemons. Just their sight in my fruit basket brings  sunshine into the room. Lemon oil is one of the cheapest essential oils although it takes 3000 lemons to make a kilo of lemon oil. The oil is expressed through cold pressing from lemon rinds.

Lemon essential oil is composed mostly of the chemical constituent limonene. Limonene is a powerful antioxidant. It is also photsensitizing. Do not apply to skin that will be exposed to the sun within 12 hours.

The fragrance is uplifting and has been shown to restore balance following stress dysregulation.

Lemon oil is refreshing added to drinking water. It is especially helpful while travelling when concerned with the source of water. Just add a drop or two to the water.  A few drops can be added to a spray bottle and used to clean counters and sinks. It can also be used to spray around you to clear the air and deliver some negative ions, especially if you have been working on the computer for too long or even driving in the car for too long.

Limonene in Lemon oil elevates glutathione levels which helps with free radical damage and heavy metal detox.

It gives a nice tang to all kinds of smoothies, soups and salad dressings as well as adding its own therapeutic benefits.

Lemon oil is also antiseptic – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and improves circulation.

It promotes clarity of thought and purpose with a fragrance that is invigorating, enhancing, warming and cheerful.

Lemon Oil can be diffused, inhaled, applied locally (great on the solar plexus chakra) or taken internally.

Use some lemon oil and let the sun shine in.



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  3. Dia said

    When I worked at the hot springs resort, we did steam wraps; first a 20 min soak in the naturally hot mineral water, then 20 minutes wrapped in sheets with a wool blanket over, & followed by 20 minutes of massage. We would add lemon e. oil to the water they sipped throughout, & essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus or lemon were the usual choices) spritzed on the sheets, matching whatever oils (wider range) we’d placed in the bath! thanks for the reminder how great this oil is!
    I had a lemon tree in a pot for a couple of years, meyer’s, that has an edible skin as well. I treasured them! & am reminded I want to get another!

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