There are so many ways to incorporate citrus essential oils and their benefits into yours and your families lives.
The aroma of Lemon conjures up thoughts of cleansing, detoxifying and clearing. It is a lovely stimulating oil that can help clear emotional overload and revive fatigured spirits. It is a great addition for the office, classroom or study desk to help boost energy. A great digestive aid, Lemon essential oil may help support the circulatory system and lymphatic drainage which in turn may help reduce varicose veins or broken capillaries. A great addition to your DIY cleaning products due to its antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-infectious properties.
The clean fresh scent of Lime essential oil is uplifting and energising. A disinfectant and antiviral, Lime essential oil can be used for cleaning surfaces and diffused to help prevent cold and flu pathogens from spreading in the air. A great digestive and appetite stimulant for an overburdened digestive system and it can help support the body's detoxification processes by improving the liver and pancreas function.
Gentler then other citrus essential oils, Mandarin helps create a calm space for a peaceful sleep for both adults and children. Mandarin essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can be included in cleaning blends for the bedroom and living area. Great for oily skin complexions and stretch marks with regular application to the abdomen, hips and thighs.
- Sweet Orange essential oil
Records of the medicinal use of Sweet Orange date back to anciet China, where it was used to alleviate digestive complaints. A stimulant to the liver and gallbladder, Sweet Orange may help to improve digestion. A warm and vibrant essential oil, it can melt a heart that has become cold with cynicism, disappoint and sorrow.
The early experimental use of Bergamot essential oil was in the rigorous conditions of mental health facilities, where it was found to be useful in relieving anxiety, depression and agitated states. The slight sharp yet citrusy and sweet scent of Bergamot's effects have been compared to being wrapped in a comforting blanket or drawing strecngth in the arms of a loved one. It is also beneficial to support immunity with it's antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
The lively scent of Grapefruit can help lift a depressed mood or re-energise after periods of heavy work, prolonged stress and feelings of exhaustion. Considered an excellent antiseptic, Grapefruit essential oil can be used as a surface disinfectant or in the diffuser to help prevent the spread of airborne germs. Great for oily complexions, congested skin and cellulite with stimulating actions on the lymphatic system.
Tangerine inspires a sense of playfulness and light-hearted spirit. It is a wonderful remedy for morning dread, stagnation or a melancholic mood. Tangerine has a similar disinfectant properties as other citrus' and can be used in a surface spray or diffused to cleanse the air and prevent airborne bugs from spreading.