Lemon (Citrus Limonum) – Aromatherapy Oils and their uses

High Note The essential oil is obtained from the skin of the fruit. The lemon is a fruit well know for its healing properties. It helps to remineralise and detoxify, in addition to being a super bactericide and is packed full of vitamins. The essence is obtained by juicing the peel. Did you know…it takes the peel of 3000 green lemons to make just 1 kilo of essential oil?! That’s a lot of lemons!
The lemon’s antibacterial properties along with its ability to stimulate white blood cells have been repeatedly proven. These properties make it an extremely beneficial remedy to combat colds, flu, infections and illness etc. It can be used as a massage rub, a cold compress if you have a fever, a steam inhaler to relive bronchitis and coughs, or you can use it to gargle in the case of sore throats, gingivitis, or mouth ulcers!
Properties: We could write an entire book about the properties of the lemon!
It is…an antiseptic, a bactericide, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antioxidant, an astringent, a diuretic, an emollient, an insecticide, a stimulant AND it purifies.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, it’s known to boost circulation, heal wounds, beat verrucas, help with rheumatism, sclerosis, hypertension and scurvy, is a great tonic for the stomach and even stops itching. All that from a little yellow fruit!
Main uses: Illnesses and infections: Fever, loss of appetite, cellulitis, acne, insect bites, digestive problems and hypertension
Precautions: Do not apply pure essential oil directly to skin, as it can irritate sensitive skins. Must not be applied to skin before sun bathing.
10 drops of lavender
10 drops of lemon
10 drops of tea tree
Combine all the oils together with 50ml of carrier oil, such as sweet almond and store in a dark glass bottle. Apply it to a clean face at night.

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