One of my favorite essential oils is Lemon. It's like sunshine in a bottle.
Lemon, botanical name Citrus Limonum (or Limon), is thought to be native to India & Southeast China. The fruit reached Europe by way of Persia and the Middle East sometime around the twelfth century (Although some say Lemons were found in the ruins of Pompeii).
In 1493, Columbus brought lemon with him to the West Indies, which introduced them to the new world. The main growers of lemons today are Italy, the USA, Spain & Argentina. The scent of Lemon essential oil is almost indescribable. To say that it is fresh and crisp doesn't do it justice. Lemon is useful to diffuse during cold season due to it's antiseptic properties; It's good to use when cleaning your house.
Lemon is an uplifting, yet calming essential oil that is said to "open your heart and alleviate the fear of emotional involvement"; it may be helpful for:
Feelings of stress or anxiety,
feeling of fatigue or lack of focus
Lemon may also be helpful for Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Cold pressed”Lemon” Essential Oil is photosensitive so care should be taken not to expose the skin to sun or UV rays for 12 -24 hours after use.
”May cause irritation to sensitive skin. Always dilute before topical use.
*** Don’t add Lemon Essential oil to your drinking water.
My Blog is for general information only & is not meant to diagnose
or replace medical advice.
Essential Oils are for external use only & should always be diluted before topical use. My blog doesn't include all of the precautions or possible essential oil interactions that may occur.
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