Everyone knows the bright, cheery aroma of lemon essential oil can lift the atmosphere of any room and bring an element of summer to even the dreariest day. But this essential oil can do so much more! It’s one of the most underrated essential oils out there.
What It’s For
Lemon essential oil is very cleansing, detoxifying and purifying. Used on the skin, it not only combats blemishes, but also protects skin from free radical damage. (Just be diligent to avoid applying before going out in the sun.) One of the most common ways to use this essential oil is to add a few drops to your drinking water. It transforms boring water into a zesty, tangy beverage that also has numerous therapeutic properties.
Lemon helps bring the solar plexus chakra into balance, which will bring confidence and personal power. And it works great to clean up sticky messes and to enhance the power of your everyday cleaning products.
Lemon essential oil contains up to 68% d-limonene. This powerful constituent is excellent for immune support as it acts as a free-radical scavenger throughout the body. Bet your plain bottle of water can’t do that!
Who Should Use Lemon Essential Oil
The uses of lemon are so versatile, pretty much everyone can find a purpose for this essential oil. Whether you are removing sticky, gummy residue, enjoying it in your favorite beverage, or adding it to your nighttime skincare routine, lemon offers benefits for everyone. Don’t forget you can just diffuse it to lift negativity and brighten the atmosphere too.
Some people don’t love the flavor of lemon but still want all the benefits. For this, try using a couple drops of peppermint for a cooling, minty flavor. Love Thieves Laundry Soap? You can add a few drops of lemon in your laundry to boost the whitening power of your regular laundry detergent.
Don’t Have Lemon Essential Oil?
Most citrus essential oils have similar characteristics. Try lime or orange for a different flavor variety.