Lemon Essential Oil

You’ll find essential oil compounds in a plant’s seeds, flowers, bark, roots, leaves, stems, rinds, fruit, and resin. Essential oils are found inside the peel of citrus fruits.

You may have noticed that when you use lemon-scented products for cleaning your home, you feel more relaxed or uplifted and in a better mood. Of course, some of it might be the natural result of sprucing up your environment, but the actual scent of lemons plays a part in that calming feeling.

Published@healthline.com, a 2006 study performed on mice showed that lemon essential oil was a powerful calming and mood-improving agent during three stress test experiments. The same study concluded that lemon essential oil was more effective at relieving stress than other essential oils such as lavender and rose.

A small 2016 study found that lemon essential oil reduced anxiety after undergoing orthopedic surgery. There are promising indicators that diffusing a lemon essential oil has an effect on alleviating some symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Nausea and vomiting are two of the most common symptoms experienced in early pregnancy. There may be reason to believe that lemon essential oil can relieve or decrease the severity of these symptoms.

In a 2014 study of 100 pregnant women, aromatherapy with lemon essential oil was found to decrease the levels of nausea and vomiting significantly.

Hollandandbarrett.com has a number of different ways you can use essential lemon oil:

A great benefit of essential lemon oil is that you can use it to clean a number of surfaces. It’s particularly good at removing grease, so adding a little to your surface cleaner or make your own at home is a great way to benefit from lemon oil. You can do this by adding five to six drops of lemon oil to 1 ounce of water and a spray bottle to clean, disinfect, and deodorize countertops, sinks, tables, wood cutting boards, appliances, and other surfaces. For greasy cookers, counters, and dishes, mix 20 drops of lemon oil with one cup of white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill up to the top with water.

You can spread a citrusy, fragrant, and powerful purifying lemon-scented essential oil throughout your home by using a diffuser or oil burner. Mix 3 or 4 drops of lemon essential oil into a portable or plug-in diffuser and breathe it in for a refreshing way to relax.

Like many essential oils, lemon oil is a great to massage with. Lemon oil has a releasing, cleansing and protective effect on the body. It helps to defend the body against harmful pathogens and promotes detoxification through the blood and liver. Lemon oil also stimulates lymphatic drainage, which helps the body to cleanse itself of wastes and toxins.

As lemon oil works as a natural relaxant, you may want to run a warm bath and add three to six drops of lemon oil. Then relax in the bath for at least 10 minutes to allow the aroma to work.

Lemon oil can cleanse your home of harmful pathogens, like bacteria, fungi, and other harmful pathogens. Using lemon as a natural cleaning product also helps keep your home free of conventional products that are made with dangerous chemicals. You can do this by filling a spray bottle with half a cup of water, eight drops of lemon oil, 8 drops of tea tree, and eight drops of eucalyptus essential oils to create a room spray to help eliminate stale
odors.

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