Lemon essential oil is a fairly popular one and lemons themselves I dare say everyone has heard of. What isn’t always so known is what you can actually do with lemon essential oil and how it can really benefit your health journey.
Main Properties of Lemon
- Antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericidal, insecticidal
Uses and Application
Lemon is a UV sensitive oil so it is best used where the sun is able to touch it or at night time. It is invigorating to the mind and body, supports the bodies natural detox, and provides antioxidants that ward off free radicals. For these uses it is best to ingest with 1 drop of lemon and 250ml of water.
It is also an oil that uplifts the mood, benefits mental clarity and cognitive ability. For this reason lemon is a great oil to use during times where focus and thought is required because it is a powerful cleanser to the mind and emotions. Diffusing or directly inhaling via 1-2 drops in the palms of your hands, cupping your nose and breathing deeply. Direct inhalation is also great for when you might be experiencing respiratory issues.
Cleaning is what this oil is really known for and why I especially love it. Mixed with water or vinegar (and can also be used undiluted) in a spray bottle is an amazing all-purpose spray that can cut through all kinds of grease and grime. A much better alternative to chemical sprays that can really negatively effect your body and breathing.
“Lemon is like a breath of fresh air, positively wonderful to have around, not too bothered by the struggles and strains of living, able to take everything quite calmly. Lemon personalities radiate with energy, are very active and have a very positive approach to everything that they do.” The fragrant Mind by Worwood
“The delightful citrusy aroma of Lemon oil nourishes the mind and aids concentration. While Lemon supports the emotional body, its major effects are experienced in the mental field. The crisp scent of Lemon oil improves one’s ability to focus. Lemon is a wonderful aid for children struggling with school. It teaches individuals to be mentally present by focusing on one thing at a time. Lemon dispels confusion band bestows clarity. It counterbalances mental fatigue due to too much studying or reading. Lemon restores energy, mental flexibility and the drive to complete a project.
Lemon is especially helpful in cases of learning disorders. Whether an individual has a difficult time concentrating or feels incapable of learning, Lemon clears self-judgements about learning such as “I’m dumb” or “I am not a good student.” Lemon calms fears and insecurities while restoring confidence in the Self.
Emotionally, Lemon inspires a natural playfulness and buoyancy in the heart. It assists in releasing feelings of depression by restoring feelings of joy and happiness. Lemon inspires joyful involvement in the present moment by infusing the soul with energy, confidence and alertness.” Emotions and Essential Oils by Daniel McDonald
Always be sure to use the highest quality oil you can to make sure what you are using is pure and therapeutic (I recommend Doterra as they have certified therapeutic grade essential oils). Avoid direct sunlight on area of application for around 12 hours after essential oil use and always check for skin sensitivity before using. If sensitivity does occur apply an oil such as coconut or almond and dilute the essential oil that way and the sensitivity should disappear. Some oils are able to be ingested but always research the brand of oil and check if they recommend ingestion or not.
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