Cold-pressed from lemon rinds, Lemon essential oil has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It contains 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Lemon can also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and water and may be beneficial for the skin.
Fun Fact: It takes approximately 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil.
With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Your teens can add a drop to their evening moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes, while you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smoothes and shines the look of your hair. Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
Cooking with Lemon Essential Oil.
- it packs a powerful punch of flavor and can be substituted in any recipe that calls for lemon juice, lemon extract or grated lemon zest.
- adds a zesty flavor to drinks, marinades, chicken and other food.
- since lemon is incompatible with plastic material, it is strongly recommended not to store in a plastic container.
Lemon essential oil blends well with other citrus essential oils, rosemary, basil and ginger.
How to use lemon essential oil
- Use 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
- Combine 2–3 drops with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
- Place a drop on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
- Add to water or a smoothie for a refreshing pick-me-up.
- Diffuse to help replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
- Place a few drops on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator or trash can to help eliminate odors.
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