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Therapeutic Essential Oils:  Lemon

Therapeutic Essential Oils: Lemon

Lemon Essential OilAnother favorite, this essential oil powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster.

Where Lemon comes from – Cold pressed from rind.

What Lemon contains – Anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, refreshing, and tonic.

What Lemon is used for – Food poisoning, malaria, typhoid, scurvy, high blood pressure, liver problems, arthritis, muscular aches/pains, air disinfectant, anemia, asthma, cold, fever, germicide, gout, heartburn, intestinal parasites, red blood cell formation, rheumatism, throat infection, ureter infections, varicose veins, water purification, white blood cell formation, anxiety, blood pressure, soothing broken capillaries, dissolving cellulite, clarity of thought, debility, digestive problems, energy, gallstones, hair, promoting leukocyte formation, liver deficiencies in children, lymphatic system cleansing, memory improvement, nails, nerves, nervous conditions, respiratory problems, cleaning skin, sore throats, stress, promoting sense of well being, removing gum, removing wood stain, removing oil, removing grease spots, and removing dead skin cells.

What Lemon does when diffused – Promotes health, healing, physical energy, and purification.  Fragrance is invigorating, enhancing, and warming.

Lemon safety – Avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.  Can cause extreme skin irritation.  Do not use as a dietary supplement for children under 6 years old.

How to apply Lemon –

  • Topically – Can be applied with no dilution to reflex points and directly on area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse lemon essential oil.
  • Internally – Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. of beverage. This works great in water.  Carrying a bottle of Lemon Essential Oil is a great way to incorporate more alkaline foods into your diet.

 

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