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When life hands you Lemons, use the oil to lift you up!
Did you know?
While the lemon tree is a native of India, the fresh strong aroma has made the Lemon popular throughout the world. From commercial uses to personal use, the Lemon is believed to have both medicinal and spiritual uses.
The tall trees have dark green oval leaves and it is adorned with white or pink flowers. The fruit turns from green to yellow when ripe and the oil is then extracted from the fresh fruit peel by either cold expression or distilled steam.
Packed with vitamins and the bright sunny appearance of the lemon make it a favorite addition to both food and drink.
Don't Love the Lemon?
Not everyone enjoys the sour taste of Lemons but that does not mean that you cannot enjoy many of the benefits this versatile gem has to offer. Many believe that the aroma of Lemon provides brain clarity, freshens the air and increases mood and concentration.
Try adding a few drops of Lemon essential oil to a diffuser in your office for concentration or add some in a diffuser at home to get the creative juices flowing. Another wonderful way to keep your home feeling clean and energized is to use Lemon oil to clean. Add 30 drops of Lemon essential oil to 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white vinegar for a quick kitchen clean up. Not only does the Lemon oil disinfect but the aroma will enhance clarity.
Love the Lemon!
Besides laughing at the funny faces the sour Lemon causes, there are many people who love the taste of Lemon. You can benefit from the lemon without using it as an essential oil. Whether it is for a main course, a tasty drink or dessert, the vitamin packed Lemon is believed to enhance psychic awareness when a slice of lemon is added to water for flavor or can soothe an aching throat when added to hot water and honey.
Add 5 drops of Bergamot essential oil and 4 drops of Lemon essential oil to a damp cloth. toss in the dryer with your clothes during the last 15 minutes of the dryer cycle for a natural fresh scent.
Blends well with...
- Lavender essential oil
- Rose essential oil
- Sandalwood essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Geranium essential oil
- Tea Tree essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
Whether you use Lemon essential oil for aromatherapy or use fresh lemons for the health benefits and flavor, please keep in mind that you should always review warning labels on any essential oils and take caution when using fresh lemons as there is such thing as too much of a good thing.