Lemon Essential Oil

Posted on September 14, 2011 | In Essential Oils

Lemon essential oil is amazing because it is so versatile! Try using lemon for the health benefits, and it is also great for household cleaning. It is very refreshing, making it a great way to lighten your mood and get a quick boost of energy. Here is some information about lemon essential oil:

Lemon essential oil, and other citrus essential oils, are made by cold pressing the peel. Because heat is not used in the process, the natural essence is preserved in the oil. One of the best sources for lemon essential oil is Italy.

Antibacterial, antiviral, refreshing, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-inflammation, diuretic, astringent, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, invigorating, tonic, and disinfectant.

Possible Uses:
Promotes well-being, memory improvement, anxiety, stress, cough treatment, digestive problems, blood pressure, energy, strengthens nails, improve circulation, respiratory problems, sore throat, nerves, gallstones, gout, kidney stones, parasites, stress, dissolves cellulite, clarity of thought, constipation, fever, lymphatic system cleansing, nervous conditions, liver deficiencies, insect repellent, varicose veins, hangover, and cleansing.

Internally- Consume with food, take as capsule, or drop in drinking water
Topically- apply directly on location to reflex point or area of concern, or rub over the bottoms of your feet
Aromatically- diffuse into air, inhale and breathe directly from bottle, put a few drops on palms and inhale

Historical Uses:
Lemon essential oil has had many uses historically. It was used to help arthritis, lower blood pressure, relieve muscle pains and liver problems. Additionally it helped fight typhoid epidemics, scurvy, malaria, and food poisoning.

Aromatic Guide:
Diffusing this oil promotes purification, healing, physical energy, and health. Its aroma is uplifting which aides in lightening mood, warming, invigorating, and enhancing.

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