The Essential Life
Lemon Essential Oil
by britten thompson
Lemon Essential Oil has a strong, fresh & citrusy scent that is uplifting & energising. Like all citrus Essential Oils, diffusing Lemon doesn't just mask unpleasant odours, rather Lemon Essential Oil neutralises bed smells as it purifies the air.
Limonene is the chemical in Lemon Essential Oil that gives it that familiar lemon scent. This Essential Oil is made by cold pressing lemon peels. There are also steam distilled version of Lemon Essential Oil on the market, however, cold pressing is a much more effective method of extraction. Lemon Essential Oil can range from a pale-yellow colour to a deep-yellow & is a very strong top note.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Keep your home clean with lemon essential oil
Lemon Essential Oil can be used to create a very effective household surface cleaner with a lovely fresh scent. For best results, mix 40-50 drops of Lemon Essential Oil into a spray bottle with 20 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, water & 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
Relieve allergy symptoms with lemon essential oil
For allergy sufferers, diffuse 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil with 4 drops of Lavender, & 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.
Prolong the life of leather with lemon essential oil
Lemon Essential Oil is great for prolonging the life of leather furniture & clothing. Put 20-30 drops of oil onto a soft cloth & rub it into the leather.
Polish silver with lemon essential oil
For lightly-tarnished silver, add 20-30 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to warm water & use a soft cloth to wash away the tarnish.
Ease stomach upset with lemon essential oil
Lemon Essential Oil is carminative & can be used to ease stomach upset, relieve gas, & reduce acid reflux. When you've got a bit of tummy troubles, add 2-3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to 250ml of water & drink the mixture immediately.
Detox your body with lemon essential oil
Lemon is also a great way to assist your body in cleansing & detoxifying. Add 4-5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to 1 teaspoon of honey, & mix into 250ml of warm water to assist your body in cleansing your live, kidneys & digestive system.
Improve concentration with lemon essential oil
Try diffusing 6-7 drops of Lemon Essential Oil when you need to focus or concentrate. For a more powerful blend, add 4-5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil.
Boost immunity with lemon essential oil
For immune-support, add 2-3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to 250ml of water every morning & drink immediately. You can also massage 2-3 drops of Lemon Oil into the bottoms of your feet every night to easily absorb the Oil's rich vitamin content into your body.
Prolong the life of fruit with lemon essential oil
Lemon Essential Oil can be used to keep sliced fruit from turning brown. Add a few drops of Lemon Oil into a spray bottle of water, & lightly mist your fruit to keep it looking delicious.
Highlight your hair with lemon essential oil
To create natural-looking highlights in your hair, add 30-40 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to a spray bottle with water, & mist your hair before going out into the sun.
Precautions: Note that, like all citrus Essential Oils, Lemon will induce photosensitivity which will cause your skin to sunburn very easily. If you are applying Lemon Essential Oil topically, avoid direct sunlight.
BLENDING WITH Lemon ESSENTIAL OIL
Lemon essential oil has a strong, citrusy aroma which means it blends well with other citrus essential oils like bergamot, mandarin and tangerine. Lemon also blends well with eucalyptus, basil, peppermint, rosemary and fir essential oils.
What is your favourite lemon essential oil blend? Let us know here and we’ll share your recipe on The Essential Life blog.
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