The benefits and uses of Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil can be considered one of nature’s greatest blessings, as it can help with so many health concerns and has such an amazing aroma. It is probably one of the most popular essential oils. If someone said to me, "I can only buy one essential oil, which one should I buy?", I would likely tell them Lemon, unless there was something very specific that they needed.
Lemon essential oil is produced by cold-pressing the lemon peel, which is the most nutrient-dense part of the fruit. The lemon peel is rich in fat-soluble phytonutrients that have been the subject of many studies. Here are some of the benefits and uses that lemon essential oil can help you with in your daily life.
IMMUNE SYSTEM - Lemon essential oil has a high vitamin content, which makes it beneficial for the immune system. It stimulates the production of white blood cells so that your body can combat diseases. It also improves blood circulation throughout the body. Diffuse 6-8 drops of Lemon in the house or place of work to help fight illnesses. Also great for use in a roller bottle to have on the go.
ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES - Lemon essential oil can help clear your nasal passages and sinuses. It promotes steady breathing and good air flow in your respiratory system. Inhale lemon oil or use it with a diffuser to relieve the symptoms of asthmatic or allergic episodes. Add 10-20 drops to a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil and shake well. Carry with you to inhale and roll on your wrists, behind the ears, and on neck, during those allergy seasons. Lavender and peppermint can also be added, as a good remedy.
PURIFY HOME - Diffusing Lemon around the house is a great way to get rid of any unwanted smells. It really purifies the house of germs in the air, making the home smell fresh and clean.
ANTIOXIDANT - There are hundreds of scientific studies that focus on the effects of lemon essential oil. This is due to a component in lemons called d-limonene, which is a powerful antioxidant that can combat cancer. It helps in detoxifying the body, and prevent premature aging. Diffusing lemon around the house isn't just for aroma, it is giving you so many health benefits.
STRESS - Lemon essential oil has calming properties that are effective in relieving exhaustion, mental fatigue, dizziness, nervousness, anxiety and tension. Go for lemon essential oil to diffuse whenever you need to refresh your mind and eliminate negativity. It's a great mood uplifting oil and breathing in this oil can increase concentration, alertness, and efficiency.
SKIN CARE - Lemon oil is a good remedy for restoring the dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various other skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin and it can soften cuticles and restore your nails to a healthy condition.
Use 10-20 drops mixed with distilled water in a 2oz-4oz glass spray bottle. Shake well. Use as a toner before regular routine.
CLEANER - Lemon is a great cleaner, which is why it is used for cleansing the body, metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes. It is also a disinfectant, so it is commonly used for cleaning surfaces that can get contaminated very easily. Add 15-25 drops of Lemon to 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar and it makes a great surface cleaner. (more drops can be added for desired smell)
These are just some of the benefits of Lemon essential oil. This is one of those oils that can be blended with a lot of other essential oils. It is definitely worth adding to your collection.