Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon is a FANTASTIC essential oil! It's one of my favorites. It's also one of the first oils that I started with.

It's made obviously from lemons. But it's not made from lemon juice like you might think. It's actually made from the lemon peel. It also takes 1,500 lemons to make just 1 pound of lemon essential oil!

So what's so great about it? Well first it smells fantastic. It smells just like freshly squeezed lemons. But it also has some great uses.

It can be used in cleaning products. It works great as a degreaser, and can get rid of the stickiness left from labels, gum, or anything sticky really. It also kills germs, which is great for cleaning, but also for killing germs in public water. Just add a couple drops to a glass of water.

Lemon oil also has health benefits too. It can be used to combat bloating, and used in combination with peppermint to help with weight loss. It can help with congestion, just put a little over the bridge of your nose and along your sinuses. Fighting acne is another use for this oil.

I've also used it in my hair if it's really oily as it absorbs oils. If you want natural highlights, you can even put it in your hair and go out in the sun. But be careful as it increases photo-sensitivity if it's on your skin.

You can use it to treat minor cuts and burns. Just make sure to read your labels and dilute properly before applying to your skin.

And that's just a few of the ways this oil can be used! There are many other was as well!

If you would like to learn more about essential oils, or find out how you can get your own oils go to

I also teach classes if you are interested in learning more about them, just contact me to set up a class, or if you are far away, we can do an online class!

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