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Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

One of my all time favorite essential oils is lemon! There's just something about the fresh scent of citrus diffusing thru the air that makes me happy.

A 2006 study performed on mice showed that lemon essential oil was a powerful calming and mood-improving agent during three stress test experiments.

The same study concluded that lemon essential oil was more effective at relieving stress than other essential oils such as lavender and rose.

The line of lemon essential oil I sell is called Mantra- and they are all high quality, organic, incredible, and AFFORDABLE.

You can buy them individually, or do a 7 pack! Click HERE to shop

If you are diffusing, I love to suggest our waterless diffuser, shown here. It also has a soothing color changing LED light!

Here are some benefits to using Lemon Essential Oil:

1) Helps you feel alert and concentrated Lemon essential oil perks up your mood, but it also may work to boost your brainpower. In a small 2014 study of fourth graders, students who attended language lessons in a classroom where lemon oil was diffused performed much better on their exams. Another small study performed in 2008 concluded that aromatherapy with essential oils such as lemon could improve the cognitive function of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

2)May be effective in treating and preventing acne breakouts Lemon oil is used for a variety of skin conditions, including acne. When diluted and applied topically, lemon essential oil can kill bacteria that may get trapped in pores and cause breakouts. It can also clarify your skin with antioxidants and vitamin C, gently exfoliating dead skin cells that so often become trapped in hair follicle and pores. Since lemon oil has healing properties, you get the added bonus of speedier healing from breakouts and treatment of your acne scars when you use it.

3)Has antifungal properties

Lemon essential oil has powerful antifungal properties for treating certain skin overgrowths. In fact, a 2017 review notes it’s effective against fungi that cause athlete’s foot, thrush, and yeast infections when applied topically!

4) May help you breathe easier and soothe a sore throat

If you have a cold or are experiencing a sore throat, lemon essential oil is a good home remedy to try.

Try setting up a diffuser with lemon oil to release its sweet, tangy scent in your room while you get some rest. The calming properties of lemon oil can help relax both your mind and the muscles in your throat.

It’s possible that the properties of lemon essential oil work in much the same way when you treat a sore throat with aromatherapy.

5)Use as a natural home disinfectant/cleaner

If you’re looking for ways to cut down on the amount of chemicals you use in your household, lemon essential oil is great for so many cleaning purposes.

1. For surface cleaning:

Add 5 to 6 drops of lemon oil to one ounce of water in a spray bottle to clean, disinfect and deodorize countertops, sinks, tables, wood cutting boards, appliances and other surfaces.

2. For cleaning wood.

To make a great furniture polish, simply add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a bit of olive oil and apply with a rag to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.

3. For sparkling dishes:

Add a few drops of lemon oil to dishwater or to the floor of your dishwasher.

4. For cleaning stainless steel.

Use a few drops on a soft cloth and apply to stainless steel appliances in the kitchen to clean and shine.

5. To clean windows.

Add 5-10 drops lemon essential oil to your natural window cleaner, or make your own by combining 4 oz. white vinegar with 5-6 drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake to mix.

6. As a stain remover for laundry.

Simply add 12-15 drops of lemon essential oil  to a bottle of liquid detergent. Mix well, and then add to your wash as you normally would. For softening fabrics, add 6 drops of lemon essential oil to 1 cup of white vinegar and use as a liquid fabric softener during your wash cycle.

7. In the dryer.

You can add essential oils to wool dryer balls or a washcloth to lightly scent your clothes. Note: don’t add essential oils directly to your fabrics, as they can leave a stain.

Let me know if you use lemon essential oil and don't forget this high quality line is only $10!

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