Lemon Essential Oil
Why Lemon Essential Oil?
- Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
- Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
- Supports healthy respiratory function
- Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
- Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits
- Soothes an irritated throat
- and much more!
Lemon Essential Oil – A Powerhouse in so Many Ways
Lemon essential oil is a wonderful aromatic essential oil which should be compression extracted from the rind of the fruit. Best practice is to cut the rind very thin and compress it to extract the essential oils. The type of lemons used to produce the essential oil very much impacts the quality of the essential oil and its benefits.
Sicily is home to the World’s best lemons. Its subtropical, Mediterranean climate with moderate temperatures, wet winters and dry summers produces the richest and most aromatic lemons in the World. Its climate allows for a long season which provides for three harvests. The first is the autumn harvest or ‘primo fiore‘, followed by the ‘bianchetti‘ in Spring and the ‘verdelli‘ between June and July. Sicilians are proud of their lemons, and they can be. Even in Italy, the home of the lemons, nine out of ten lemons come from Sicily. Any proud Sicilian will say, they are not real lemons unless they are Sicilian. So, to create the best Lemon essential oil, the best source should be used, which are Lemons from Sicily.
Lemon essential oil has powerful cleansing, calming and uplifting properties and is also high in antioxidants and therefore a great dietary supplement. It is frequently used to support the Immune system, the digestive system, and the respiratory system. Remember, not every essential oil can be used internally. Only the highest quality essential oils labeled for internal use should be taken internally or oral.
Here are some simple tips on how to get great results from incorporating 100% pure tested grade Lemon essential oil into your lifestyle. Add one drop to a glass of water in the morning and drink before eating or drinking anything else. It will help support your body’s natural cleansing and detoxifying process. Add a drop to a smoothie or fruit salad and increase antioxidant intake. Diffuse lemon essential oil to purify the air and eliminate pet odors, cooking smells, musty odors, and other not pleasant smells that can linger in your home. Use lemon essential oil aromatically (diffused or from the palms of your hands) to uplift emotions, help reduce feelings of stress, and support the immune system. Wash your fruits and produce in water with 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil! It will help reduce pesticides and toxins for your body plus it will taste much better. Grapes will no longer leave that chalky film on lips and teeth. Add a drop to dryer balls to give your laundry a fresh scent without using dryer sheets loaded with chemicals which could irritate the skin or respiratory system. Make your own wood furniture and floor polish using olive oil, vinegar and lemon essential oil. Add a few drops to your shampoo for a great way to cleanse your hair and scalp. The list of applications and wonderful benefits is almost endless. Just remember, be sure to avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after using Lemon essential oil topical or internal to avoid skin irritations, as it makes your skin photosensitive. Also, always use glass, stainless steel or ceramic containers for drinks and food infused with lemon essential oil, no plastic.
Another way to use Lemon essential oil is to enhance the characteristics and properties of another essential oil. Lemon essential oil is classified as a modifier and enhancer and nicely blends with Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, or Sandalwood. Blending essential oils can be very beneficial for synergistic effects, which means it creates a greater value or beneficial result combined than the oils used individually.
How many lemons does it take to produce one pound of lemon essential oil? About 1,500. If you are wondering about cost, using the highest quality Lemon essential oil on the market is not expensive at all. You can purchase a 15 ml bottle for only $10 (containing 250 drops), so enhancing your lifestyle will be only $0.04 per drop. Hope this article inspires you to give Lemon essential oil from Sicily a try.