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November 13, 2019

9 Ways to Use Lemon Essential OIl

You’ve heard the phrase, “an apple a day…” right? I beg to differ. Lemons are MUCH more important, imo. Because lemon oil LOVES to breakdown fat, it helps flush out toxins in our body that can consequently lead us to the doctor in the first place!

Lemon essential oil is known as the cleansing oil for a reason! It’s ability to not only cleanse our bodies internally but external surfaces as well makes it an incredibly versatile essential oil.

It’s sweet, it’s tart, it’s citrusy. When you smell lemon, the aroma alone will give you all the happy feels! Feeling down? Open up a bottle of lemon essential oil and deeply inhale for 2-3 minutes to help shift your mood.

Here are 9 of my favorite ways to use Lemon essential oil:

  1. Digestive and Metabolic Support:

    Put 1-2 drops in a glass of water daily (preferably in the morning) to help reduce toxins and support healthy digestion. (Make sure to use glass! Essential oils break down plastic) My favorite “water tonic” is 1 drop Lemon essential oil and 1 drop Grapefruit essential oil, for metabolic support.

  2. Reduce Stress:

    Diffuse lemon oil to uplift your mood, give you a jolt of energy, and help you stay focused! Try this diffuser recipe out below for focus, energy, and easy breathing:

2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Peppermint

Three bottles of essential oils - Peppermint, Lemon and Lavender on white table with Petal Diffuser on background, decorated flowers

  1. Surface Cleanser: 

    Use lemon oil to clean your tables, counter tops, bathroom, and other surfaces around the house. Check out my Natural Cleaning Guide with an easy All-Purpose Cleaner recipe, and other natural cleaning recipes as well!

  2. Remove Sticky Goo: 

    Yep! This is your magic sticky goo remover! I don’t know about you, but those hard to remove stickers on the bottom of glasses and other surfaces can be really frustrating. Lemon oil will not only help to remove the sticker, it will also get rid of the sticky residue! Put 1-2 drops directly on the sticker and use a paper towel or rag to remove.

  3. Seasonal Threats: 

    With all the pollen in the air and other unknown particles floating around as the seasons change, our respiratory systems can be easily compromised. Use the above diffuser recipe to help support your respiratory system, apply lemon oil topically to your chest or, again, take internally to help support coughs and congestion.
    IMPORTANT: When taking essential oils internally, please make sure you are using high quality, therapeutic grade oils. Learn more HERE

  4. Oral Health: 

    Did you know lemon oil can help support healthy bacteria in our mouth and support healthy gums? Try a drop on your toothpaste or in your mouth rinse!

  5. Baking: 

    I LOVE baking with essential oils and know you will, too, once you see how easy it is! Essential oils not only provide a powerful flavor, but they also allow you to easily get the internal benefits as well! Plus, when the market is out of fresh ingredients, essential oils always save the day. Try these Blueberry Lemon Muffins, containing all fresh ingredients! (GF)
    3 methods to use essential oils for cooking

  6. Skin Exfoliate: 

    Lemon oil can help give you that healthy glow! Gently exfoliate your skin using 4-5 drops lemon oil combined with a small amount of oatmeal and water. You will feel so refreshed and it will leave your skin feeling cleansed and revitalized.

  7. Wood/Polish Cleaner: 

    Because of it’s cleansing properties, lemon oil makes for the perfect silver or furniture polish. Add a few drops to olive oil to make your own non-toxic polish and apply to silver or furniture to leave a clean shine!

Where to Buy Lemon Essential Oil

It’s fairly easy to find lemon essential oil on the market simply by using your Google search engine, or just walk into your local CVS or Walmart and you’ll see essential oils sitting on the shelf! Because more people are wanting natural options, essential oils are increasing very quickly in popularity; it’s important to be careful where you are purchasing your essential oils to ensure you are getting a high-quality, toxin-free product.

My Ten Essential Oils for Every Day Natural Living guide will help you feel more confident and empowered to begin using essential oils in your home, or, you can start with my introductory kit that includes lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oil with my favorite diffuser included!

 

 

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