Uses And Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is a popular oil, which is used in many DIY recipes. The oil is extracted from fruit peel and is very rich in vitamins A, B and C. Lemon is best known for it’s ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymph drainage, to rejuvenate energy, purify skin and act as a bug repellent.
Having a strong anti-septic action, lemon essential oil can be used in household cleaning products as well as skincare and other personal hygiene products. It has been shown to kill harmful bacteria that are on surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom and throughout the home. It is often used in laundry products, air fresheners, deodorizers, and even can be used as an insect repellent.
This light, citrus oil is predominantly used in skincare products. You will commonly find it in perfumes, body fragrances, shampoos, hair products, soaps, cosmetics, creams, massage oils and bath oils. Lemon us used in skin creams to fade freckles, sun spots, and spots that form due to aging. It is also used for oral hygiene as it works well to whiten teeth and kill bacterial in the mouth.
Lemon essential oil is indicated as a lymphatic decongestant and is useful for cellulite, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol. It is potentially useful for removing urinary stones and gall stones. It has been widely used for relieving headaches, nausea, and insomnia. Lemon oil improves circulation and tones the blood vessels which helps tremendously with varicose veins, hemorrhoids and nosebleeds.
Lemon is a very uplifting, refreshing, clean smelling oil that can improve your mood, and calm anxiety and stress.
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Sugary citrus, clean, slightly sour, bright, fresh, intensely fruity, zesty
Blends Well With: Bergamot, benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, lime, neroli, oakmoss, peppermint, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, sweet orange and ylang-ylang
Caution: Lemon essential oil is phototoxic: avoid applying to the skin if you plan on being outdoors in the sunlight, as it will intensify the effects of the sun. As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not considered appropriate for treatment of illness. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.