Odor: fresh, crisp, citrusy
Method of production: mechanical straining
The part of the plant from which the oil is obtained: the bark of the fruit
Main ingredients: limonene, cineole, beta-pinene, geraniol, D-limonene, citral
Lemon essential oil has been used for healing purposes for thousands of years in China, India and in some areas of the Arabic peninsula.
It was imported to Europe during the Crusades and gained in popularity over time until it took root in the early 16th century.
It was transported to America in 1493 and spread to the New World thanks to the Spanish conquerors.
In 1747, James Lind was the first to experiment with lemon juice when studying sailors suffering from scurvy. He found that adding this fruit to the diet greatly prevented the disease. Today we know that this is due to the abundance of vitamin C in lemon.
The healing powers of fresh lemon are also retained in its oil which relieves depression, strengthens concentration, raises vitality, strengthens immunity. It improves mood and reduces stress. In addition, it increases motivation and improves attention.
Inhaling lemon oil molecules reduces sweating, relieves sore throat and relieves problems caused by bronchitis.
Lemon oil is thought to promote weight loss, relieve asthma attacks and cure gastric diseases.
If you have a high fever, reach for lemon oil because it has been shown to work against influenza and other infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid.
Main benefits of lemon oil
- elevates mood
- reduces anxiety and stress
- alleviates insomnia
- strengthens concentration
- raises energy
- dispels the headache
- disinfects wounds
- helps with weight loss
- works well on problematic skin
- improves digestion
- protects against viruses
- helps with bronchitis and asthma
- stimulates liver and kidney function
How to Use Lemon Essential Oil
There are a number of ways to use this oil – by spraying it into the air, applying it locally to the body or taking it internally. Be sure to use real, 100% natural lemon oil.
You can use a diffuser or a scent lamp to spray lemon essential oil.
You can also inhale the oil with an inhaler and you can add it to a warm bath.
For use in a nebulizer or scent lamp, it is sufficient to drop four to eight drops of lemon oil into the water.
For use in the bath, pour 3-5 drops in a hot water-filled tub. If you have been in the bath for a long time, after half an hour, add some more drops.
For inhalation, pour 3 drops into a pot with half a liter of hot water, bend over the pot and cover your head with a towel.
Due to its antibacterial properties, lemon oil disinfects wounds and helps them heal faster.
As an astringent agent, it closes pores, heals acne and reduces pain from bites and stings.
Apply a drop of lemon oil to oily skin to restrain sebaceous glands.
A little lemon oil added to the shampoo reduces hair grease and accelerates dandruff removal.
Massage lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and remove toxins from cells.
Rub it on a blister to reduce pain and inflammation.
Pour a few drops of lemon oil into a glass of water and use a mouthwash.
When applying the oil directly to the skin, dilute it with a base oil such as walnut, jojoba or olive.
Internal use of lemon oil
Add one drop of the oil to your morning tea or shake to boost your energy at the beginning of the day.
Pour a few drops into the dish to enhance its taste.
This oil added helps against heartburn and generally slow digestion.
It is also useful in the case of hypovitaminosis-induced diseases, anemia and high blood pressure.
Lemon oil promotes blood flow, which benefits diabetics and underserved people.
It helps with weight loss and also has a beneficial effect on stomach diseases.
Feel free to indulge in the benefits of this wonderful oil and enjoy a healthier and happier life.