11 Practical Uses and Benefits Of Lemon Essential Oil

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Lemon oil is one of the most powerful of all the essential oils. It is extracted from fresh peel of the fruit. Lemon Essential Oil has a powerfully fresh traditional lemon fragrance that is quite energizing and uplifting. Limonene is the naturally occurring chemical constituent within Lemon Essential Oil that gives it its distinctive lemony aroma.

Lemon oil works primarily with the digestive, immune, and respiratory systems, promoting healthy function in the body. Lemon juice is about 5-6% citric acid and due to its acidity it has a low pH balance, which makes it an antibacterial oil.

11 Practical Uses & Benefits Of Lemon Essential Oil

Stomach illnesses
Lemon oil is carminative, it works to support various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps. Add three drops if lemon to water to help reduce heartburn and acid indigestion.

Asthma
It is believed that lemons are also useful for treating asthma, since inhaling the aroma of lemons can clear the nasal passages and sinuses, promoting good air flow and steady breathing.

Antioxidant
Lemon contains high levels of antioxidants, making it effective in reducing wrinkles and age spots. It also improves the body’s immune system as it attacks free radicals.

Weight loss
Lemon juice is very helpful in reducing weight, and satisfying your appetite. Adding Lemon oil to water or your favorite beverage can help reduce the chance of overeating.

Treat Minor Wounds
Essential lemon oil is a natural antiseptic. Place five drops of lemon essential oil in a bowl of three ounces of water. Wipe the wound with a sterilized cloth or pad that has been dipped into the mixture. Continue this process until the wound appears clean.

Expectorant
You can use lemon essential oil as a natural remedy for coughs, colds and nasal congestion. Simply rub a few drops on your chest and throat several times a day. Diffusing the oil into the air can also provide you with relief.

Immune system
Lemon oil has a high vitamin content, which makes it a wonderful booster for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. Lemon oil also improves circulation throughout the body.

Calluses and Corns
Applying lemon essential oil to corns and calluses may support healthy inflammation and soothe rough skin. It is better to applying the oil twice a day using a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil.

Lessen Stress & Anxiety
One of the great paradoxes of lemon oil is its ability to invigorate and relax. In addition to its anti-depressant and cognition-boosting qualities, lemon oil aromatherapy was shown to calm the nerves and relieve stress in two separate studies.

Air Freshener
A few drops of lemon essential oil added to a spray bottle filled with water makes an all-natural air freshener. Better yet, add 8 drops to a diffuser and let the wonderful smell clean and freshen the air.

Teeth Whitener
Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda and coconut oil and rub on your teeth for 2 minutes and then dense as a natural teeth whitener.

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