Top 10 Benefits and Uses of Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon oil is one of the most common and affordable essential oils on the market and one that I love to use in my home on a daily basis! Most research states the lemon trees are native to Asia, specifically India, and are a cross between the citrus fruits bitter orange and citron. Though originally it is believed that they were grown decoratively, with the fruits never being harvested, eventually it was discovered that the fruit and the peel (from which the essential oil is extracted) had incredible health benefits.
- Skin Care
Lemon Essential Oil is a natural detoxifier and contains antiseptic properties that aid in clearing the face from pimples and acne, remove dead skin cells, brighten skin complexion and reverse sun damage.
- Allergy/ Asthma
Diffusing Lemon Essential Oil can purify the air and also cleanse the respiratory system by clearing the nasal passages and opening the sinuses to fresh air. If you feel a sore throat coming, diffuse Lemon Essential Oil will help soothe your scratchy throat and prevent dry coughing in the middle of the night.
- Weight Loss + Taste Enhancer
Lemon is used widely in the culinary world because it contains so many nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, and fiber, and still tastes yummy.
- Uplifts Mood
If you are stressed, anxious, or tired, you can use Lemon Essential Oil to energize the mind and create a more positive environment.
- Concentration + Spirituality
Lemon Essential Oil helps increase concentration and alertness throughout the day. It is especially useful in the afternoon after lunch when the mid-day drowsiness kicks in.
- Helps Metabolism and Digestive System
Lemon Essential Oil naturally reduces flatulence and toxic gases from our bodies and works to support the digestive system and prevent stomach problems like indigestion, acidity, and cramps. Adding a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to water can help reduce heartburn, acid indigestion and cleanse the liver and kidneys.
- Boosts Immune System and Energy
Lemon Essential Oil has a high nutritional value with vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, and fiber. Incredible! Additionally, it stimulates white blood cells and increases your body’s ability to fight off diseases such as fever, malaria, and typhoids.
- Insect Repellent
If you find yourself in an area with lots of mosquitos and tiny invasive insects like ants, use a mixture of Lemon Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Essential Oil as a pleasant smelling insect repellent that doesn’t contain the toxic chemicals many commercial brands include, which can be harmful to inhale both for you and your pets.
- Disinfectant + All-purpose Cleaner
Due to the various antibacterial and antifungal properties of Lemon Essential Oil, it makes for a great homemade DIY all-purpose cleaner that is safe to use on metals, dishes, and clothes without all the gross chemicals that make you feel nauseous and not-to-mention are often toxic to your health and well-being.
- Refreshing Scent
Give yourself a stimulating and calming break from outside pollution and diffuse a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil from an aromatic Essential Oil Diffuser. Add Lemon Essential Oil to other essential oil singles such as Lavender Oil, Rose Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Peppermint Oil, Rose Geranium Oil, and Tea Tree Oil to boost your healing in a way that works for you.