Lemon – Citrus Limonum
R55.00 – R275.00
Lemon, scientifically called Citrus limon, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Rutaceae family. Lemon plants are grown in many countries all over the world, although they are native to Asia and are believed to have been brought to Europe around 200 A.D. In America, English sailors would use lemons while on the sea to protect themselves from scurvy and conditions caused by bacterial infections.
Lemon essential oil comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is actually the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon because of its fat soluble phytonutrients. Lemon essential oil is composed of many natural compounds, including terpenes, sesquiterpenes, aldehydes, alcohols, esters and sterols. (2)
Lemons and lemon oil are popular because of their refreshing scent and invigorating, purifying and cleaning properties. Research shows that lemon oil contains powerful antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation, fight bacteria and fungi, boost energy levels and ease digestion. (Credit Dr. Axe – https://draxe.com/)
Lemon essential oil is derived from the citrus lemon fruit. It is known for its use in Ayurveric medicines for thousands of years. This versatile oil has been noted to be invigorating, cleansing, and purifying.
For a sore throat try gargling with 3 drops of lemon oil in a half glass of water.
For colds and flu, use six drops of lemon oil in your steamer/vapouriser to keep your lungs clear and energise your mind
For a household disinfectant add a few drops lemon oil to your cleaning cloth before wiping down germ laden surfaces such as chopping blocks
For oil prone skin, blend 10-12 drops of lemon oil with 50ml of jojoba oil to make your own face care recipe that will keep your skin clear
Here’s a laundry list of lemon oil uses, which is why I think that it’s one of the top essential oils to keep in your home. Here are some of my favorites:
1. Natural Disinfectant
Want to steer away from alcohol and bleach to disinfect your countertops and clean your moldy shower? Add 40 drops of lemon oil and 20 drops of tea tree oil to a 16 ounce spray bottle fill with pure water (and a little bit of white vinegar) for a traditional cleaning favorite. This natural cleaning product can be used to kill toxins and bacteria in your home, especially in places like your kitchen and bathroom.
If you ever leave your laundry sitting in the washer for too long, just add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your load before drying and your clothes won’t get that musky smell.
3. Wood and Silver Polish
A lemon oil-soaked cloth (with about 10 drops of oil) will help spruce up your tarnished silver and jewelry. Lemon oil can also be used for cleaning wood.
4. Dishwasher Detergent
Use my Homemade Dishwasher Detergent with orange and lemon essential oils to keep your dishes clean without using chemicals found in conventional detergents.
Un-stick the sticky goo your kids leave behind with stickers and gum with lemon oil. Just add 3–5 drops of lemon oil to a damp washcloth.
6. Clean Hands
Got greasy hands from working on your car or bike and regular soap isn’t doing the trick? No worries — just add a couple drops of lemon essential with your soap and get your clean hands back!
7. Teeth Whitener
Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda and coconut oil and rub the combination on your teeth for 2 minutes before rinsing.
8. Face Wash
Lemon essential oil can be used on your skin to improve your complexion and leave your skin soft and supple. Use my Homemade Face Wash that’s made with lemon, lavender and frankincense oils or simply combine 2–3 drops of lemon oil with baking soda and honey.
9. Nail Polish Remover
Try this DIY Nail Polish Remover that’s made with acidic essential oils like lemon, grapefruit and sweet orange. Not only will it remove your old nail polish, but it will work to protect the health of your nails at the same time.
10. Promote Fat Loss
Add 2 drops of lemon oil to a glass of water 2–3 times daily to support your metabolism and promote weight loss.
11. Improve Your Mood
Diffusing about 5 drops of lemon essential oil at home or work can help to lift your mood and fight depression.
12. Boost Immune System
To boost your immune system, kill bacteria and support your lymphatic system, mix 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with a half teaspoon of coconut oil and rub the mixture into your neck.
13. Relieve Cough
To use lemon oil as a home remedy for cough, diffuse 5 drops at home or work, combine 2 drops with a half teaspoon of coconut oil and rub the mixture into your neck, or add 1–2 drops of a high quality, pure grade oil to warm water with honey.
14. Clear Mucus and Phlegm
To help eliminate mucus and relieve congestion, inhale lemon oil directly from the bottle or combine 2–3 drops with a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it topically to your chest and nose.
15. Relieve Allergies Symptoms
To help drain your lymphatic system and relieve seasonal allergy symptoms, diffuse 5 drops of lemon oil at home, add 5 drops to your laundry detergent, or mix 5–10 drops with water in a spray bottle and spray it on your carpets, curtains, couches and sheets.
16. Ease Nausea
To relieve nausea and reduce vomiting, inhale lemon oil directly from the bottle, diffuse 5 drops at home or work, or combine 2–3 drops with a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and apply topically to your temples, chest and back of neck.
17. Improve Digestion
To ease digestive complaints like gassiness or constipation, add 1–2 drops of a good quality, pure grade lemon essential oil to a glass of cool water or warm water with honey and drink it twice daily.
18. Promote Detoxification
To help purify your body and promote detoxification, add 1–2 drops of a good quality, pure grade lemon essential oil to a glass of water and drink it twice daily. (Credit Dr. Axe – https://draxe.com/)
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