Lemon has to be one of the greatest fragrances there is. When I think of lemons, I just can’t help but smile. The fragrance of lemons is so refreshing, uplifting and invigorating. I think most everyone loves the smell of lemons. The fragrance is one of the reasons why it is in so many commerical products.
Lemon has taken on a whole new “twist” for me (hahaha, no pun intended!). I have for as long as I can remember used lemons in my water. It justs adds such a nice flavor and I always knew it was good for me, so I just did it, never bothering to know the facts behind lemons. I didn’t know the benefits of lemon until I started using essential oils.
My discovery of lemon essential oil
When I started using essential oils, I just replaced squeezing lemons, zesting lemons, and even juicing lemons with my lemon essential oil. I didn’t know the health benefits, or the potency of using the essential oil versus the lemon itself. After a short while of changing over from lemons to lemon oil, I started feeling more vibrant, a “skip in my step”, my hair and my fingernails started growing at a never before rapid rate, and my complexion seemed to glow.
With these rapid health changes, I decided to do some research on this amazing lemon essential oil. I knew lemon and lemon essential oil was good for you, but why were they so good for you?
The power of lemon essential oil
Lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind of lemons. Jean Valnet, MD, estimated that is takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of lemon oil. In his book, “The Practice of Aromatherapy,” Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system. Dr. Valnet also states that the vaporized essence of lemon (when diffused in a diffuser) can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2 percent solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria in the air.
The many uses of lemon essential oil
- flavoring your water — or add to your lemonade, or tea
- all natural cleaning product (add a drop to your dishwasher, use on your countertops, hardwood floors)
- bath salts
- skin cleanser for acne and to reduce wrinkles and smooth complexion
- promote clarity of thought
- physical energy
- nervous conditions
- sore throats
- weight loss
- balance your PH
34 ways to use lemon oil click here
To order Lemon Essential Oil, click here. Lemon oil is found under ‘singles’
Please note: All citrus essential oils can cause photo-sensitivity when applied topically to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight. Allow 24 hours for before exposing skin to direct sun.
Not all essential oils are therapeutic grade essential oils. Young Living oils are safe for food and beverages. We only recommend Young Living Essential Oils as they are the best, unadulterated, and the most pure of the essential oils available on the market.