Lemons have long been valued for more than lemonade. We know that ancient Egyptians prized this oil for its purported ability to act as an antidote to fish and meat poisoning. And, like lime, it was a staple on 17th century Royal Navy ships to help prevent scurvy. Today, we know lemon can help contain and treat infectious diseases, especially colds and fevers. Its scent also helps to increase concentration, and neutralizes unpleasant odors. Some hospitals use lemon oil to help calm frightened or depressed patients. It also boosts the immune system by stimulating production of white and red blood cells. Lemon oil is a must for every aromatherapy kit.
Air freshener, anemia, circulation, colds and flu, constipation, corns, coughs, dandruff, depression, digestive system, dull complexion, emotional confusion, fatigue, fingernail toughener, greasy hair & skin, hypertension, household cleanser, immune booster, insect repellent, joint pain, low energy, listlessness, mouth ulcers, nosebleed, PMS, scars, stress, throat infections, voice loss and warts.
Essential Oil Applications:
To freshen air and neutralize bad odors, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. While cleaning, add 2-3 drops to rinse water to wipe away greasy residue and for extra freshness.
For anemia and high blood pressure, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser regularly. Can also use as a steam inhalation.
For joint pain, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on affected area. Can also add 8-10 drops in bath water.
For circulatory health, mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on body. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water, or a few drops in a steam inhalation.
For colds, coughs, flu, and voice loss, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. Also add to carrier oil and rub on chest and neck. To cool fever, use 2-3 drops in a cold compress. After an illness, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation as a tonic for the immune system. Continue use for 2-3 days.
For corns and warts, use neat on a cotton swab and apply directly to affected area. Be careful not to apply to surrounding area.
To alleviate emotional distress, confusion, fatigue, PMS, and stress, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. Can use 8-10 drops in bath water.
To boost digestive health, use 2-3 drops regularly in steam inhaler or diffuser.
To toughen fingernails, mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of almond oil and massage into cuticles and on fingernails regularly.
For mouth ulcers or throat infections, use in mouthwash. Swish, gargle, and rinse with water. Use regularly until condition has abated.
For nosebleeds, place a few drops on a cotton ball and inhale.
For greasy hair, mix 2-3 drops with unscented shampoo. For greasy skin, mix 2-3 drops of oil in 1 oz. of water. Mix well, place on cotton ball. Apply to skin as a toner.
As insect repellent, use 2-3 drops in diffuser or add a few drops to cotton ball, and place in infested areas.
To soften scar tissue, mix 2-3 drops in 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage on scar regularly.
Does Not Mix Well With:
Allspice, anise seed, atlas cedar, camphor, chamomile, clove, lime, nutmeg, patchouli, pennyroyal, spearmint or wintergreen.
May cause skin irritation in sensitive people. Avoid direct sunlight after use, as it may have a mild photo toxic effect.
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