The Amazing Qualities of Lemon Oil

May 23, 2014
Essential Health with Essential Oils
 
Lemon oil  is sometimes referred to as "Liquid Sunshine," and for good reason. It is versatile, with a well-established history for its use. It's an aromatic powerhouse, useful for everything from disinfecting surfaces to lifting the mood.
Lemon trees were first cultivated in China, then to southern Europe, and finally made their way to the Americas as early as the arrival of Columbus in the 1400s. The fruit has long been associated with freshness and cleanliness and now its aroma is advertised by many products with terms like 'Lemon scented'  to entice buyers.
Many essential oils are produced by distillation but Lemon and other citrus oils come from cold pressing the peel under great pressure.  This eliminates the use of any heat and thereby  preserves the delicacy of the natural essence.  Italy is one of the best sources for the essential oil, Lemon.
Traditionally, Lemon oil has many uses. It is a powerful antiseptic and can be an effective means to improve circulation.  It is a considered to be an excellent antibacterial agent. This makes it well suited for respiratory infections or inflammation.  Historically, adding a few drops of Lemon oil to warm water with a sweetener has provided relief for many suffering from coughs or sore throats.  Additionally, its pleasant sweet aroma can be uplifting to  lighten any mood  as well as cleansing to the environment.
 
One of the easiest ways to receive the remarkable qualities  associated with Lemon oil is to diffuse it into the air or utilize direct inhalation from the palms of the hands. Lemon oil can effortlessly be applied to the bottom of the feet or  added to a glass of water as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost.  Interestingly, Lemon oil has also been known to be strengthening to the fingernails. Simply apply the oil directly onto the nails.
For more information on essential oils, place an order visit or to set up a one-on-one consultation contact me . I love integrating the oils into my yoga classes and into my daily life – sharing them with friends and family, offering natural solutions to support a healthy lifestyle now and for years to come. 

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