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Lemon has a constant place in our households and on our tables. It is used in household cleaners for that fresh, clean smell and its cleaning power. It’s found in our water glasses at restaurants. It’s found in recipes for food and drink. Lemon is an all purpose great fruit to have around, but we are learning the extra punch that Lemon Essential Oil can provide!
Lemon Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the peel or rind of a lemon.
Read on to learn ten ways you can use lemon essential oil to promote a natural lifestyle.
1. Drink Lemon (Oil) Water
Add 1-2 drops of lemon oil to your glass of water throughout the day! This can help you feel refreshed and energized. It also helps support a healthy digestive and immune system. Only Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils labeled as a supplement should be ingested.
2. Add Lemon Oil to your Skincare Routine
Lemon Essential Oil may help to clarify your skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Just add one drop to your nighttime moisturizer.
3. Make Your Own Body Scrub
4. Use Lemon Oil in Your Favorite Recipe
Substitute Lemon oil into any recipe that calls for lemon juice, lemon extract, or grated lemon zest. Lemon oil is great in drinks, marinades, on chicken and many other foods.
5. Wash your Fruit and Veggies with Lemon Oil.
Give your freshly bought or harvested produce a bath in a bowl of water with 1-2 drops of lemon oil to remove dirt, bacteria, and any leftover residue.
6. Add Lemon Oil to Freshen Your Carpet
Add 10-15 drops of Lemon Oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpets and rugs, and leave your room smelling fresh.
7. Use Lemon Oil to Remove Goo
1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil will remove gum, oil, grease spots, or adhesive.2
Try Lemon Oil to also remove sticky substances from hair!
8. Refresh your Refrigerator with Lemon Oil
Add 3-5 drops to a cotton ball and hide it away in your fridge to eliminate odors.
9. Clean your Counter Tops with Lemon Essential Oil Cleanser
Directions: Pour all ingredients into a 16 ounce spray bottle and shake well.
Use this cleaner recipe for granite, marble, and quartz. Recipes with white vinegar can be too abrasive for these surfaces. You can also use it on appliances, tables, bathroom sinks and baseboards.
10. Diffuse Lemon Oil
The more we learn about these easy alternatives to use in our daily routines, the more confident we are in the health and wellness of our families! Share with us how you are taking control of your families’ wellness.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Clark
Source: 1. Young Living 2. Essential Families 3. Real Simple Magazine