I love Lemon essential oil, it’s one of my favourites. Lemon oil is very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes from skin care to detoxing the body to cleaning.
Lemon is a great astringent with beneficial antiseptic properties. To help reduce skin oil and acne mix lemon oil with baking soda or raw honey to make a great natural homemade face wash. Lemon is also a calmative for both the mind and the body. Taking lemon water first thing in the morning not only helps to detox the kidneys but can help with stomach ailments such as cramps, indigestion and heartburn (use real lemons in your water not essential oil).
Burning lemon oil in oil burners or diffusers helps to remove mental fatigue and uplift the mood creating positive emotions.
We all know the effects of citronella but mix lemon oil with eucalyptus and peppermint and you have a great insect repellent, all natural.
Finally create some lemon bath salts and with the added advantage of magnesium from the epsom salts the lemon essential oil will help you to relax and reduce stress.
Lemon oil can be blended with lavender, rose, sandalwood, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, juniper and neroli.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, seek medical advice prior to use. If applying topically avoid direct sunlight for up to 24 hours as it has a high phototoxicity.