Essential Oils A to Z: Lemon

by FabulousFrannie

If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Lemon essential oil and its many wonders.

Native to the United States, the peel of Citrus limon is cold pressed to produce an essential oil that has a clean, light, and fresh aroma. This top/middle note oil blends well with Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, and most Citrus Oils (like Blood Orange and Clementine).

So, you think you know all there is to know about the refreshing delight that is Lemon? Well, this oil is one of the most diverse ones around. You’ve probably seen it used in commercially produced household cleaning products; that’s because this oil is a wonder at disinfecting surfaces. Whether you’re looking for a powerful all-purpose cleaner, deep cleaning toilet spray, or a gentle yoga mat cleanser, Lemon is a great addition. For those who experience mild heartburn and indigestion, Lemon can help remove toxins that cause buildup and chest pain. To experience this benefit you can also add a drop or two to your favorite recipe (like this yummy cake, these shortbread cookies, or these orange cinnamon biscuits). Adding Lemon to recipes helps take advantage of its ability to aid weight loss and upset stomachs.

Lemon’s topical applications and benefits are plenty. Smile wide and with confidence by adding this oil to homemade toothpaste or mouth rinse to reduce minor discoloration and strengthen gums. Use it in homemade muscle rubs to help mild pain and inflammation. Lemon can also be used to help the appearance of oily skin. Since this oil is phototoxic (meaning that it causes sensitivity when exposed directly to the sun), it’s best to apply highly diluted portions at nighttime. To alleviate anxious feelings, add a few drops of Lemon and Bergamot to a diffuser or inhaler to combat stress, mental fatigue, and other negative emotions.

Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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