Christi Flynn CHC
Do you remember when the ipod first came out and Steve Jobs marketed it as 1,000 songs in your pocket? Well that’s exactly how I feel when I carry around my 10 little bottles of essential oils.
1,000 remedies in my pocket!
One of the most versatile oils is lemon oil. It has dozens of uses and is often cheaper, safer and more effective than the alternatives. Depending on the circumstances, it’s often inhaled directly or diffused through the air. It can also be applied to the bottom of the feet, or added to a glass of water, as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost. Just be sure to shake or stir it up first – a mouth full of straight lemon oil (or any oil for that matter) isn’t really all that pleasant.
Traditionally, lemon oil has many uses.
It is a powerful antiseptic, and is great for cleaning
It has a positive effect on the immune system
It’s no friend to bugs so works great as an insect repellent or to spray on your garden
It’s can be really effective at improving circulation
It is a considered to be an excellent antibacterial agent.
It may be helpful for respiratory infections or inflammation
Citrus oils are incredible mood elevators – I actually like to run my lemon-soaked fingers through my hair so I catch little whiffs of lemon throughout the day ? (don’t do this if you like your dark hair!)
Caution: Citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light…it will intensify the sun and make if very easy for you to get burned. Don’t put it on before heading to the beach!
According to doterraEveryday.com, lemon is truly an incredible essential oil. It has so many uses – who knew it could highlight your hair naturally AND get sticky gum out of it?!
Here are 34 Amazing Uses for Lemon:
1. A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!