Lemon (Citrus limonum) organic,expressed from peel, from Italy
KEY WORDS: BEING IN THE MOMENT, DIRECTION, CONSCIOUSNESS
Lemon essential oil is expressed from the peel of the Lemon. It takes 1500 lemons to make 16 oz. of Lemon essential oil. Lemon has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for colds, flu, and fever. It is a surprisingly potent essential oil: it is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti fungal. This makes it an excellent oil to use in a diffuser during the cold months as a preventative against flu. It can also be mixed with Tea Tree and put in a carrier oil as an effective defense against Athlete’s Foot.
Lemon oil has great value for the skin. It is photo toxic though, and needs to be diluted before being put on the skin. Lemon is astringent and has a slightly lightening effect. It can be used in mixtures for oily skin and lightening freckles or age spots. It is soothing to bug bites as well.
The liver is an organ which receives many benefits from Lemon. Lemon stimulates the production of white blood cells, stimulates circulation, and helps clear uric acid from the body. This makes it very useful for gout, arthritis, cellulitis, and anemia.
Emotionally, Lemon has a bright, uplifting quality. It helps with low energy, apathy, anxiety, and depression. Lemon clears the mind of confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed, aiding concentration and clarity. Lemon imparts a feeling of security and of being centered.
Always dilute your essential oils in an unscented carrier oil like Sesame or Jojoba. Do not take essential oils internally. Always store essential oils out of heat and sunlight. Keep essential oils away from children and pregnant women.
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