You know this summertime fruit from lemonade, lemon meringue pie, cleaners, and probably a few other examples I’m not thinking of right now. The fresh scent of pure lemon essential oil has an uplifting sunshine quality that makes the air seem sweet and clear.
Fun Fact: Christopher Columbus may have carried lemon seeds to America – most likely left over from fruit eaten during the trip! Modern Essential Oils Handbook 10th ed. pg.77
The Do Terra Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Native to Asia this plant is now grown and cultivated worldwide.
Historically, Lemon has been used to fight food poisoning, malaria and typhoid epidemics, and scurvy. It has also been used to lower blood pressure, help with liver problems, arthritis, and muscular aches and pains.
The top uses for lemon now include energy, stress relief, and sore throat relief.
Along with lavender and peppermint, we use this oil to fight off our spring and summer allergies.
We also use a dab of lemon oil to remove sticky stains from clothing. One trick my Mom showed me is adding a couple drops of lemon to a sour smelling load of laundry before washing it again. That nearly always takes the sour smell out! I even drink a drop or two of lemon in a refreshing glass of water.
Be careful, when consuming this oil! It is a warmer oil than lavender than can leave your skin sensitive to direct sunlight and will need to be mixed with a carrier oil especially when using on children.
Disclaimer: While I am a doTerra Wellness Advocate and welcome you to purchase any essential oils through my website, all information stated in this post and on this site is my own. It may not reflect the official statement of doTerra.
Which oils would you like to learn more about? What is your favorite use for lemon?
Remember that you can purchase Lemon or any other Do Terra essential oil through the link to my Advocate Website https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/lauraebowers. Thank you for your support!
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