Lemon, bright in a bottle
When life gives you lemons, you can make much more than lemonade! Long known as a cleansing agent thanks to their antiseptic and antibacterial properties, luscious lemons make for a cleansing and detoxifying oil that brings mental clarity, direction and awareness, leaving you feeling lively and invigorated. Cool and refreshing, Lemon essential oil is a burst of sunshine that helps with immunity and is a tonic for the body.
Common uses: Lemon has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that have made it the go-to oil for helping to kill bacteria and help boost the immune system. It’s a stimulant for the lymphatic system, which helps clear the body of toxins. It can help with morning sickness, nausea and digestive issues. Add 5 drops to a diffuser and allow the fragrance to permeate the space. It’s also an effective room deodorizer used in this way. Or, add a few drops to a carrier oil and apply topically to the stomach for digestive complaints, and to the temple and back of the neck for headaches and nausea. Avoid sunlight for 12 hours after application, as Lemon is phototoxic.