Lemon is a very popular essential oil and is known for its ability to cleanse toxins out of the body. Lemon oil helps cleanse the lymphatic system, which is in charge of detoxing unwanted material through your skin. It also helps with improving energy, purifies the skin and can be used as a bug repellant.
Note: Always make sure you are using a trustworthy essential oil brand. There are a lot of brands that have synthetic ingredients and are harmful to the body!
Lemon Oil Benefits:
- Cleansing, detoxing and purification
- Helps with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
- Oral health and remedy for halitosis (bad breath)
- Improves digestion
- Thirst quencher
- Cough relief
- Calms stomach and relieves nausea
- Prevents malabsorption
- Nourishes the skin
- Reducing acne and nourishing damaged skin
- Promotes weight loss
- Decrease cholesterol
Top Uses For Lemon Oil
If you accidentally leave your clothes in the washer too long, you can add a couple drops of lemon essential oil to get rid of the moldy smell.
2. Teeth Whitener
Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda, and coconut oil. Rub it on your teeth for two minutes and rinse.
3. Clean Hands
If you have greasy hands from a hard day of work and soap does not do the trick. Add a couple drops of lemon essential oil with your soap!
4. Natural Disinfectant
Want to stay away from alcohol and bleach to disinfect your household?
- 40 drops of lemon oil
- 20 drops of tea tree oil
- 16oz spray bottle and fill with pure water (Optional: add white vinegar).
5. Face Wash
Lemon essential oil can improve your skin complexion. If you have acne scares this will help fade them. Mix lemon oil with baking soda and honey for natural face wash.
6. Wood and Silver Polish
Soak a cloth with lemon oil and it will make your silver jewelry sparkle! Lemon essential oil is also a great polishing wood.
7. Promotes Fat Loss
Putting two drops of lemon oil in your water 3 times a day will help support your metabolism and weight loss.
8. Improves Mood
Diffusing lemon essential oil in the air is a natural mood booster helps alleviate depression.
9. Immune Support
Mix coconut oil and lemon essential oil and rub it on your neck to support your lymphatic system. This helps drain the unwanted toxins out of your body.
What Makes Lemons So Healthy?
There are so many scientific studies referring to lemon essential oils. The secret to lemon’s health benefits appears to be, d-limonene, a powerful cancer-fighting antioxidant. Another interesting fact is that lemon essential oil comes from cold- pressing the lemon peel and not inside the fruit. The peel is the part of the lemon that contains the most nutrients.
Research On Lemon Essential Oil
According to a study from the International Journal of Food Microbiology, lemon oil is a powerful anti-microbial agent of the all essential oils. Another study done by the Experimental Biology and Medicine found that breathing in the scent of lemon essential oil improved neurological activity.
Ayurvedic has been using both lemons and lemon essential oil to treat a wide variety of health conditions for many years. It has now been scientifically proven that lemon essential oil has many health benefits.
Research from the Central Food Technological Research Institute in India tested how geranial (a phytonutrient found in lemon) can reverse diabetic neuropathy. It was discovered that:
- Nerve damage improved
- A cellular function was restored during the 8-week period
- Improvement in the dopamine levels that helps overcome addictions and improve depression.
A study done by the U.S Department of Agriculture found that adding lemon essential oil to your food helps protect the food against pathogens like E.Coli and Salmonella.