Lemon Oil is also known by the nickname “Liquid Sunshine!”
Both the Lemon fruit and the essential oil have been used in Ayurvedic medicines for thousands of years to treat a vast range of health issues. Lemon Oil is known to be invigorating, cleansing, and purifying. Lemon Oil can boost energy and metabolism, enhance moods, and disinfect skin and surfaces.
- The uses for Lemon Oil are abundant, ranging from medicinal and odorous to cosmetic. Its many forms include oils, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, and sprays, to name a few suggestions for homemade products.
- When diluted and used topically in cosmetic products, Lemon Oil provides skin with many benefits such as a complexion that looks vibrant and feels healthy and smooth. It can be added to massage blends or diluted in relaxing baths to moisturize chapped skin, relieve fatigue and flu symptoms, boost energy and metabolism, enhance the mood, and generally tone the body. In creams or lotions, Lemon Oil can reduce the appearance of cellulite, and in face washes it can act as a tightening and toning astringent that reduces the amount of oil production. Used in hair products, Lemon Oil works as a tonic that helps achieve hair that is strong and healthy-looking. Lemon Oil removes dandruff and leaves hair shiny without looking or feeling greasy. To balance oil production on the scalp, Lemon Oil can be diluted with Apple Cider Vinegar and water to create a hair rinse.
- In aromatherapy, Lemon Oil can be used to relieve cold and flu symptoms, depression, and stress, among other ailments. Diffusing Lemon Oil can clear nasal passages and lungs and boost energy levels. In a similar vein, it can release feelings of irritation by uplifting moods and it can improve concentration by clearing the mind, which can facilitate easier decision making. To relieve allergies, combine Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint oils and rub the blend on the bottoms of feet and behind the neck daily. Lemon Oil can be added to natural homemade scented candles or potpourri to steadily diffuse a diluted yet refreshing scent.
- As a household cleaner, Lemon Oil acts as a natural disinfectant. Dilute Lemon Oil in a spray bottle filled with water and spray it onto shower walls, windows, wooden furniture, metal surfaces, and countertops to eliminate mold and achieve a streak-free shine. Lemon Oil can also be blended with Tea Tree Oil and again diluted in water and vinegar to create a cleaning spray. For its antiseptic quality, Lemon Oil can be added to homemade soaps.