Where it Comes From, What it Does, and How to Use It
It’s probably no secret that lemons are one of the most widely used tropical fruits in the world. Not only are they high in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, etc. (we could go on), but they also have some other beneficial properties many are unaware of.
For example, although they’re acidic, lemons have an alkalizing effect when metabolized in your body. They also have antioxidant and free-radical quenching properties and are anti-inflammatory. And, when used as an essential oil, lemon oil can be diffused, in cleaning and beauty products, applied topically for skin problems, and many other applications. Here’s the complete 4-1-1 on Lemon essential oil!
Where It Comes From
The use of lemons dates back for centuries, especially during ancient times when Indians, Romans, and Egyptians used them as a remedy for infectious diseases. Today, lemons are most commonly grown in the United States and Europe.
Lemon essential oil is extracted by cold-pressing the lemon peels. That familiar, citrusy scent of lemons comes from a chemical compound called limonene, which comprises the majority of lemon essential oil. And, unbelievably, it takes about 1,000 lemons to produce one pound of lemon essential oil!
What It Does
Like most essential oils, lemon oil has numerous capabilities.
It is known to help support:
- immune function.
- lowered blood pressure.
- healthy circulation.
- detoxification of skin and body.
- wound sterilization.
- arthritis relief.
- the prevention of inflammation.
- common cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever, etc.).
- fighting respiratory infections like bronchitis.
- controlling acne.
- the reduction of broken capillaries.
- balancing stomach pH levels.
- constipation relief.
How To Use It
- For: Aromatherapy and air-freshening.
Dilute 1 drop Lemon Bare Oils in 118 ml (4 fl oz) of Bare Oils Fractionated Coconut Oil.
- For: Treating calluses, warts, blemishes, and insect bites, as well as exfoliate dead skin and use as an insect repellant.
- For: Improving the appearance of hair, removing dandruff, gargling to relieve sore throat and mouth sores, disinfecting, and fabric spot removal.
Well, do me a lemon! Who would’ve thought that lemon essential oil had so many benefits and uses?
What’s your favorite way to use Lemon Bare Oils?
ATTENTION: Not for internal use. Keep out of reach of children. Application to skin may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. If pregnant, nursing, taking prescription medication, or have any medical conditions, consult a physician before use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.