Lemon essential oil is cold pressed to extract the oil from the peel, so it is not steam distilled like most other oils are. It is just as powerful as other essential oils, and it has a lot of different uses. It takes about 45 lemons to make a 15 ml bottle of oil. Essential oils can be used in 3 different ways. The first is topically or applied directly to the skin. Essential oils can be diffused which is known as aromatically. Essential oils can also be taken internally or ingested. Do make sure that your oil says it can be ingested, so check the side of your bottle. Some oils have instructions on them to not apply topically or take internally. I am going to focus in on the five most common uses for lemon essential oil.
- Drop a drop of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil into your glass of water in order to remove toxins from your body. Lemon is an antioxidant and a detoxifier.
- Run a pot of water through your coffeemaker. Drop 6-8 drops of lemon essential oil into the water. Use the water to mop your floors. After using the water, run a quick brush around your coffee pot. The lemon water should have cleaned it, too.
- To combat the feelings of stress diffuse lemon. Diffusing lemon will also make you feel energized and more purposeful. Most citrus oils improve your mood when diffused. Add a little rosemary essential oil if you need to concentrate and really focus.
- Get rid of congestion and mucus by applying topically to the chest or diffusing aromatically into the air. Diffusing makes it easier for more people to receive the positive effects of lemon at the same time, so this is a great oil to diffuse in the work place.
- Degrease your furniture and make a lemon furniture polish. Use 10-15 drops mixed into distilled water in a glass spray bottle. If you like a more glossy look, use olive oil instead of water. Mix 10 drops of lemon and 10 drops of arborvitae to clean and polish at the same time.
- For a bonus, use the lemon essential oil and distilled water to spray onto laundry to remove sweat stains.
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