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October 23, 2019 3 min read

Lemon essential oil is extracted from the peels of fresh lemons. It is one of the most used aromatherapy oil that offers countless benefits for improving skin and scalp's health. In many cultures throughout the world, people have been using lemon oil to treat a broad spectrum of health conditions for at least 1,000 years. It has been a staple ingredient in the preparation of many skin care and hair care products and folk medicines. Lemon oil is known for its refreshing scent, astringent qualities, and antiseptic properties. Lemon oil can help purify the skin from toxins, refresh the mind with its rejuvenating scent, and fight airborne bacteria. It is one of the most used essential oil that offers countless benefits for improving skin and scalp's health. It is also a popular aromatherapy oil that is known for its soothing and therapeutic properties for the mind, skin, and body. Here are five excellent ways to use and benefit from lemon essential oil in your home.

AROMATHERAPY

If you use an air diffuser or another type of air freshener in your home, you can add lemon oil to enhance the benefits of the aromatherapy. Breathing in lemon oil has been shown to improve mood and alleviate feelings of depression. It's refreshing and rejuvenating scent helps enhance mental concentration and promote easier breathing. Moreover, due to its microbial properties, lemon essential oil helps eliminate airborne bacteria and fights against bad odors in the atmosphere. 

How to Use:

  • Add a few drops of lemon essential oil into your diffuser
  • Diffuse it for 25-20 minutes at a time                                            

FURNITURE POLISH

In studies, lemon oil has been shown to have more anti-microbial properties than any other essential oil. When you use lemon oil in DIY furniture polish, these properties may help to eliminate the environmental toxins that cause colds, flu, and other allergy-related illnesses. It is an excellent surface cleaner and is incorporated with other ingredients in the preparation of many cleaning products. Just fill a small spray bottle with equal parts of regular olive oil and white vinegar. Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Shake well to combine and use as you would commercial furniture polish.

How to Use:

  • Add a few drops of lemon essential oil into your washer before use

 

FIZZY BATH BOMBS

Inhaling the fresh scent of lemon can refresh the mind, body, and spirit. What better way to enjoy the refreshing scent of lemon than in a homemade fizzy bath bomb?

How to Use:

Ingredient and Supplies:

  •  Silicone ice cube trays
  •  1 cp. 
  •  1/2 cup. citric acid
  •  1/2 cup. Epsom salts
  •  3 tsp. coconut oil
  •   2 tsp. essential oil
  •   1 tsp. water

Directions:

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Spoon into silicone ice cube trays. Pack tightly and allow, setting for about 1 hour before removing.

 

FACE CLEANSER

Lemon oil is useful as a face cleanser due to its antioxidant and astringent properties. It can cleanse the skin and help revive its natural complexion. It helps brighten the skin complexion, fades the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, and fights against signs of aging. Lemon essential oil hydrates the skin and leaves it with a refreshing and vibrant appearance. In a small bowl, combine equal parts baking soda and honey with three or four drops of lemon essential oil. Stir thoroughly to blend and use on a face cloth to cleanse the face and neck area.

How to Use:
  • Mix one drop of lemon essential oil into your face wash before use
  • Use it once a day, if it causes irritation or allergy, discontinue its use

LAUNDRY FRESHENER

Lemon oil has the ability to neutralize foul odors from laundry. When you incorporate lemon oil in your laundry routine, you can rid your towels of lingering mildew odor, get tough odors out of gym clothes and give bed linens a refreshing, lingering scent.

How to Use:
  • Add about five drops of essential lemon oil to your regular wash cycle.
  • For added lemony scent, put three drops of lemon oil on a recycled dryer sheet and toss it in with your dryer load. The lemony scent will last until you are ready to wear your clothes and will freshen up your entire closet.

Lemon oil has a bright, refreshing scent that can be used in many more ways around the home and garden. For more ideas about using lemon oil in your life, please contact us.

 

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