Lemon Essential oil is extracted from fresh peel of the fruit. It has a tangy and tart aroma. Lemon oil is one of the most “essential” oils to have on hand and can be used in multiple ways! Ayurvedic medicine has been using both lemons and lemon essential oil to treat a wide spectrum of health conditions for at least 1,000 years. The health benefits of lemon essential oil have been well established scientifically.
HERE ARE THE TOP BENEFITS OF LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL:
Pure Lemon Essential Oil is an effective remedy for treating various types of pains like arthritis, gout and rheumatism. It helps to expel acidity and wind from the system which is a major cause for body pains. Lemon Essential oil is used to reduce menstrual cramps.
Lemon Essential Oil is being used in weight loss therapy. It helps to burn the fat in the body and improves muscle strength. A sniff of Lemon Essential oil can curb your appetite and it controls your impulse to eat sweets.
MOOD AND MIND SOOTHER
Lemon Essential oil is used to treat emotional disturbances like anger, anxiety and depression. Its citrus fragrance alleviates mood and stimulates function of the brain. Lemon Essential oil helps to improve concentration and memory; hence it is used to treat the problem of dementia among the aged people. Lemon Essential oil helps to induce sleep and is used to treat people suffering from insomnia.
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.
HERE ARE THE TOP USES AND REMEDIES USING LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL:
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 favourite.
HAIR AND NAIL CARE
Lemon oil is also a powerful hair refresher. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. Lemon oil can also be used to eliminate dandruff. Add a few drops of lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and spritz hair and go out in the sun for natural highlights. Apply lemon oil to your nails to soften cuticles and restore health to your nails.
Lemon essential oil is useful for treating blemishes that are common with oily skin. Its rejuvenating properties can help brighten dull skin. Lemon oil is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Add pure lemon oil to your facial cleanser to help remove dead skin cells and create a fresh clear complexion.
Rub few drops of pure diluted lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
INCREASE FRUIT SHELF LIFE
To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and add 2 – 3 drop of lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into water and stir, being sure to coat all surfaces of the fruit with lemon water.
- Dilute pure essential oil with carrier oil such as avocado, sweet almond, or jojoba oils before applying it directly to the skin. Adding a few drops to your baths is also a great idea.
- If you are using it for aromatherapy (Diffuser), keep in mind that lemon essential oil has a shelf life of 8 to 10 months. When it reaches that period, you can still use it in vapour therapy. Using lemon oil in vapour treatment is a great way to treat colds, flu, depression, stress, and fatigue.
- Use 1 – 2 drops of pure lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon marks from surfaces.
- Rub a drop of lemon oil on a corn, calluses, cracked heels or warts each day until it disappears.
- Prevent and treat cold sore by using a drop of diluted pure lemon essential oil.