Benefits & Uses of Lemon Essential Oil - Eco Modern Essentials
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October 16, 2019 2

Origin: Italy and Spain.

Extraction method: Peel is cold pressed.

Like a burst of sunshine through the clouds, fresh and clean Lemon essential oil is brimming with vitality.

The scent of lemon conjures up thoughts of cleansing, detoxifying and clearing.  Lemon oil is recommended for those who overthink or overanalyse when clear thinking is required.  A lovely stimulating oil that can help clear emotional overload and revive fatigued spirits.   Lemon is a helpful addition to the office, classroom or study desk. 

 

Immune support

Lemon essential oil is reported to increase the activity of the immune system and has good antiseptic and anti-infectious properties.  An excellent addition to home cleaning blends and in the diffuser to help treat colds and flu.  Lemon is also useful to treat varicose veins and broken capillaries as it supports the circulatory system and has astringent qualities.  Lemon oil has been used to improve blocked arteries, reduce cholesterol and help in the treatment of cellulite.

 

Treat skin conditions

Lemon essential oil can be used to treat acne prone skin as it has anti-bacterial properties.  As an astringent Lemon oil can be used to treat oily skin or give a revitalising boost to a more mature complexion.  Lemon essential oil is considered to be phototoxic which means that it makes skin more prone to sunburn, if using lemon essential oil to treat the face, or any skin, it is best to apply in the evening or avoid sun exposure after application.

 

How to use

For massage application: use a 2.5% dilution; 15 drops per 30mls carrier oil

 

Bath: add up to 5 drops in a dispersant, such as carrier oil or honey, to the bath. 

 

Hand or foot bath: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water.  Lemon may be useful in the treatment of nail infections or gout.

 

Steam treatment (face and respiratory): add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water.  Caution due to risk of burns or scalding.

 

Compress: to a bowl of water add 2 drops of essential oil.  Agitate a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area, repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.

 

Lemon is considered a safe essential oil.  However, it may cause skin irritation and phototoxicity.  Avoid sun exposure after topical application.



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