Monday, October 11, 2010

Healing With Lemon Oil

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Today I am going to share with you all the healing properties of Lemon oil. Lemon has that sharp, invigorating scent that banishes fatigue, bacteria and oily skin.
Lemon oil's potent properties particularly help to stimulate the immune system. So read on my friends, I am sure there is at least one thing you will find helpful.


Healing With Lemon Oil

Zesty Lemon is a refreshing top note oil. It imparts a feeling of health and well being, lifts the spirits, stimulates the body and cleanse the home. Lemon blends well with most other essential oils and gives lift to heavier aromas.

Lemon invigorates the immune system, helping the body's defenses to  fight disease. An effective heart tonic , it boosts a sluggish circulation and helps reduce high blood pressure. Its detoxifying action can also stimulate the digestion and relieve acid stomachs.

The oil has a short shelf life, so purchase it in small quantities.

****Warning: Lemon, like most citrus oils, can cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight. It is best to avoided if  you plan on sunbathing right after use.

Active Ingredients Of Lemon Oil

Monoterpenes~Monoterpenes are responsible for Lemon oil's antiseptic and stimulating actions. They also provide its expectorant and decongestant properties. Lemon Oil's principle Monoterpene is Limonene, which accounts for approximately 70% of its constituents.

Aldehydes~Aldehydes, such as Citral and Geranial, give Lemon its light yet sharp odor. Cital can be a powerful irritant, but in Lemon oil its potent bite is quenched by Limonene.

Furocoumarins~Lemon oil contains tiny but active quantities of Furocounarins, which can cause sensitivity to sunlight. To avoid any adverse skin reactions do not use the oil before sunbathing.

Using Lemon Oil

Stimulate Circulation

Lemon oil stimulates the circulation, making it an ideal massage oil for people who suffer from high blood pressure and who are at risk of heart disease.

  • Add a few drops of Yarrow to your Lemon oil. This massage blend will help make the blood more fluidic.

  • Add a drop of Lavender or Chamomile oil to the blend so the recipient can benefit from a relaxing scent

Respiratory Infections

Lemon oil contains many active ingredients that help combat colds and infections, which is why it is often used to flavor cough drops , drinks and medicines.

Use Lemon oil in any of the following blends at the first sign of a cold.

Steam Inhalation
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
The anti-viral action of the steam infused with oils will stop many infections before they can take a real hold.

On A Hanky~Take a sniff of these oils at regular intervals throughout your working day:
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus helps to clear congestion, while the Rosemary and Lavender will fight germs and cool feverish shivers.

Fresh Scents

Use the following blends in a vaporizer or scented candle or mix with 50ml water for a homemade room freshener or deodorizing body spray:
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Geranium

Lemon Facial Tonic

Lemon can be used alone or in blends as a facial toner. Try the following blend on oily skin:
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 1 tbsp water the end..did you find anything useful? Feel free to leave a comment anytime you find blends that work for you, I would love to hear your story.

Have  a wonderful day!

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