Lemon Essential Oil Uses

Lemon is one of the standard issued essential oils in the Premium Starter Kit.

If I’m being totally honest, lol, I love Lemon not just for the numerous uses…. I love it because it’s just about the cheapest oil to buy! 😉

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, clean, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. (Feel free to look d-limonene up if you care to know more about it’s special goodness 😉  ) It will rock your boring water and may be beneficial for the skin to boot. 😉 Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil. Wholly Molly!!  That’s A LOT of lemons!! 🙂  In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system. Lemon has an approximate ORAC of 6,619 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.  (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples)

Caution: Citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.  They are photo sensitive and could cause discoloration or skin irritation.

Product Tips

  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
  • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.
  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.

All in all when life hands you lemons (even if it’s 3,000 of them 😉 ) it’s clear they have great purpose, lol.

Love, Light, Insight & Blessings To All! 🙂

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