The Top 10 Uses For Lemon Essential Oil

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Lemon essential oil is extracted from the peel of a lemon – in fact it takes approximately 3000 lemons to make just one kilo of essential oil. It is usually yellow in color and has the vibrant scent of a freshly squeezed lemon. Much research and many studies have identified a multitude of uses for this powerful little essential oil and this article will reveal the top ten.

The Top 10 Uses Of Lemon Essential Oil

1. Inhaling the scent of lemon oil has been found to improve mental alertness, concentration, enhance the capacity for learning and boost memory. Add a few drops to a tissue or diffuser and smell regularly.

2. According to a study published in Psychoneuroendicrinology, lemon oil helps to boost positive thoughts and mood. Test subjects exposed to the lemony scent reported more positive emotions compared to a control group.

3. Mix four drops of lemon essential oil with distilled water in a spray bottle and use as a natural air freshener. The lemon oil will also help to calm and relax the mind and keep stress at bay.

4. Add two drops of lemon oil to your cleanser and apply as normal. The lemon oil reportedly removes dead skin cells which helps to brighten skin complexion.

5. Mix 5 drops of lemon oil with a carrier oil, such as almond or jojoba, and apply to cellulite. Cover with a plastic wrap, exercise, remove the wrap and wash away the mixture. Lemon oil reportedly boosts circulation to help get rid of cellulite.

6. Make your water more “sassy” by adding a drop or two of lemon oil. Not only does it improve the taste, but the oil helps keep heartburn at bay by making digestive acids more alkaline.

7. Lemon oil is a powerful disinfectant so can be used for a number of cleaning jobs. Rubb a few drops onto hands helps to clean and disinfect.

8. A few drops of lemon oil applied topically* has also been found to help remove warts, lessen the pain of mouth ulcers and clear athletes foot.

9. Mixing lemon oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba, and applying to hair has been found to be effective for getting rid of dandruff, lice and treating a dry scalp.

10. Lemon oil also has a number of uses for the home and cleaning. For example, applying one to two drops to grease marks can help to remove them, mixing four drops with some distilled water and spraying onto surfaces helps to clean and sanitize and submerging fruit and veg in a bowl of cold water with three drops of lemon oil helps to extend shelf life.

lemon essential oil* CAUTION: Do not apply lemon oil to skin that will be exposed to sunlight within 48 hours since the oil enhances photosensitivity.

If you want to take advantage of lemon essential oil for it’s incredible benefits for our mind, body, skin, hair and home then I recommend you pick up a bottle of Eden’s Garden 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Lemon Oil for just over $3 at time of writing.

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  1. You can also put some on a cotton ball and rub it on the sticky residue that stickers/labels leave behind.

  2. Barbara Magilley says:

    It’s an instant pick me up and one of my favorite EO’s!! Thanks for the info!

  3. I have read about Lemon Essential Oil, which is very interesting.

    I woud like to ask you some questions. If I pour Lemon Essential oil in the tub, will it help me to reduce depression and stress?

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