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Essential Lemon Oils



Lemon or Citrus limon essential oil, is a flowering plan that is part of the Rutaceae family. Lemons are grown all over the globe since as early as 200 A.D. Lemon essential oil comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is actually the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon because of its fat soluble phytonutrients. Lemon essential oil is composed of many natural compounds, including terpenes, sesquiterpenes, aldehydes, alcohols, esters and sterols. Both lemons and lemon oil are popular due to their cleansing, cleaning, and purifying properties. They are known for their refreshing scent and bright yellow color.


Research also shows us that lemon oil contains powerful antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and fungi, boost energy levels and ease digestion. Lemon oil is considered to be one of the most “essential” oils to have on hand so to speak, it has so many beneficial properties and uses. It may be used as a natural teeth whitener, household cleaner and laundry freshener, mood booster and a nausea reliever. Lemon essential oils may also be able to promote the breakdown of body fat aiding in weight loss.


Research also shows us that lemon oil contains powerful antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and fungi, boost energy levels and ease digestion. Lemon oil is considered to be one of the most “essential” oils to have on hand so to speak, it has so many beneficial properties and uses. It may be used as a natural teeth whitener, household cleaner and laundry freshener, mood booster and a nausea reliever. Lemon essential oils may also be able to promote the breakdown of body fat aiding in weight loss. Lemon essential oils contain both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps to boost your immune system and fight respiratory conditions.


Nourish your skin with the benifits of essential lemon oils, perhaps in reducing acne, nourishing and hydtating damaged skin, and help with anti-aging effects. Boost your overall health, including your oral health. Lemon essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it works as a natural remedy for many oral conditions including bad breath and thrush. Lemon oil has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps to boost your immune system and fight respiratory conditions.

Aside from health benifits, lemon essential oils may be used as a natural disinfectant. Get away from harsh chemicals to clean your home. You can naturally kill toxins and bacteria in your home, especially in your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use the oils as a silver and wood polish. Again, no chemicals! Sticky surface from glue, gum, or stickers, yes, lemon oil can help you here too.


Ever forget to swap the laundry from the wash to the dryer? yes? me too. Just add several drops of your lemon oil to your load prior to drying and your load of laundry won't be stuck with that unpleasent musty smell.


Lemon essential oil can cause skin irritations in some, so its reccomended that you do a skin patch test on your arm or leg before using it all over. You may even want to dilute it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Lemon essential oils may cause photosensitivity when used topically, so it’s important to avoid direct sunlight up to 12 hours after using lemon oil on your skin.

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