I am back this week with an essential oil that I use a lot around my home. Who doesn’t love the smell of lemons?
From Young Living:
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Add a drop to your evening moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Add it to your conditioner to smoothe and shine the look of your hair.
*Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
We use lemon oil to add to our Thieves Household cleaner. This addition makes it smell even more amazing (is that even possible?) and it is great for removing sticky stuff. Be careful around granite stone surfaces as it could etch them. I use a drop or two on the stickers that come on picture frames or the bottom of plates; let it sit for a few minutes then wipe right off. I also like to add a few drops to a capful of Thieves cleaner and about a half cup of baking soda to use as a scrub on my bathroom tub.
We also love diffusing lemon to freshen up stale air. You can combine 2 drops with lavender and pepermint eos for a heavenly scent and as relief for seasonal stuffiness. Add lemon and any other citrus oil together to your diffuser and feel like you are walking in an orchard. All of the citrus oils are considered uplifting and can help improve/brighten the mood.
Use a drop of Lemon Vitality in a cup of hot water and sip to wake up your digestive tract and get things moving. Or in a glass of sparkling water to liven up your beverage rotation without adding calories.
Tell me what you use this oil for and how you use it every day, I would love to know!
Until next week!