Lemon (Citrus limon)
Raise your hand if you’re crazy for Lemon! Its fruity-fresh aroma is a burst of sunshine in every smell! It is a cold-pressed essential oil from the rind of the lemon fruit. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a prime addition to any homemade cleaning product. Imagine not having to worry about your children or pets getting into harsh chemicals that store bought cleaning products contain! I am all about living a life less toxic. It’s not always realistic but I do what I can.
On that note, it is also my favorite essential oil to add to homemade foam soap! You can make so many combinations but I even use it by itself. It leaves your hands smelling so clean and fresh after every wash.
Lemon can do wonders when diffused, getting rid of even the most pungent aromas! It is great to mix in your diffuser with a few other citrus oils. Give it a try and let your kitchen or living room sparkle!
Moreover, when diffused it can ease anxiety and uplift your mood. When I have a hard time getting up in the morning I grab one of my citrus blends. Add a few drops to my diffuser and start my day! It is also a good idea to use an inhaler with essential oils for emotional support. And..a roll-on bottle is a great companion! My most effective oils strategy is to use them in combination and by several different routes.
Safety: This essential oil is considered to be phototoxic when blended at a dilution of >2%. Therefore, topical concentrations should not exceed 2%. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.