Day 3: Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, and thus is not acidic, and will not harm your teeth. Lemon essential oil has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It contains 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Lemon can also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and water and may be beneficial for the skin, as it can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smoothes and shines the look of your hair. Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Fun Fact: Jean Valnet, MD, estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of Lemon essential oil. In his book The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system.
It takes 75 lemons to make a 15ml bottle of lemon essential oil.
Lemon Oil Uses:
*Use in an epsom salt bath to accelerate detoxing and to refresh the body & mind.
*Diffuse during testing or homework to improve mental accuracy and concentration.
*Use directly to easily remove sticky residue or add to natural household cleaner to help remove stains.
*Add 2-3 drops in a bowl of water & use to wash fruits & vegetables.
*Apply to tough laundry stains directly or add to laundry detergent to brighten whites.
*Put a drop on your washcloth to thoroughly clean kitchen counters, get permanent marker off of objects, temporary tattoos off of children, and is a powerful degreasing agent.
*Diffusing Lemon helps to purify the air
*A favorite among many adults and children for its uplifting and emotional qualities
Lemon Vitality Oil Uses:
*Use as a Dietary Supplement: place several drops in capsule and take internally. If prefer dilution, then 50:50 dilution-one part essential oil: one part carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.
*Add a drop or two to a full glass of water, juice, NingXia Red, tea or other beverage.
*Place in your favorite baking, soup, sauce, dressing or marinade recipe.
Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
Stay tuned for Day 4: Frankincense Oil!