Lemon essential oil

Everyone knows the beneficial effects of lemon on the body, as containing a large amount of vitamin C citrus. Even from it you can make an essential oil with many wonderful properties. Lemon has a strong, fresh, fruity, cold scent. The oil itself is a yellow-green color that turns brown over time. Historically, lemon has been used as a cosmetic cleanser. Lemon essential oil is recognized as a good antiseptic with regenerating properties. Toning the nervous system, it increases mental performance by 30-40%, relieves fatigue and neutralizes harmful radiation.

If you work at a computer a lot, then you can not do without lemon essential oil. In Japan, for example, in offices it is just used and used - put lemon flavors. At home you can use aroma lamps: 3-5 drops to 5 square. meters of space or room, adding 5-8 drops per 15 square meters. meters Thus, the lemon improves mood, making the air fresh (cleansing and from the smell of tobacco smoke), clean and pleasant. With lemon oil will increase interest in life, faster and easier to adapt to new conditions and new people.

Therapeutic effect

If we talk about the medicinal properties of the essential oil, then it has a great effect on the blood, increasing its circulation, reduces the level of sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. Therefore, lemon is recommended as a means of preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases.

Lemon is suitable for immunity stimulation, possessing antiviral properties, it treats the flu, cold. For this, for example, you can use the oil burner. Also, essential oil relieves headaches, dizziness, nausea. Lemon oil helps with gastrointestinal diseases, food poisoning.

Another of the wonderful therapeutic features of the oil is that it is used to remove toxins, for body cleansing. It can be done no more than 1-2 times a month, do not eat for 18-20 hours (skip breakfast and lunch), drink 3 drops in the morning, and 4 drops with 1/2 teaspoon of honey at lunch. Wash down with acidic water. In addition to cleansing the body oil will contribute to weight loss. More strong cleaning technique (2-4 times a year): 1st day: against fasting (drink at least 3 liters of liquid) 6 times a day, take 1 drop of lemon with one teaspoon or (for gastritis) a tablespoon of warm olive oil. Day 2 and 3: healthy food (boiled and raw vegetables, bran, buckwheat, rice porridge), during the day also 6 times to take 1 drop of lemon oil with 1/2 tea or dining (gastritis) spoons of olive oil .

Useful for bleeding gums, bad breath, rinse, add 1-2 drops of oil to a glass of warm water after eating or put one drop on toothpaste. When muscle pain after exercise, rheumatism, varicose to massage, adding 5 drops of lemon to 10 g base vegetable oil.

Cosmetic properties

As a result of research, it was found that the essential oil of lemon can slow down skin aging. It is great for oily skin and body care. Lemon smoothes wrinkles, improves complexion, makes freckles and age spots less visible, eliminates visible vascular pattern. For 10 drops of lemon and 10 drops of jojoba oil, add 1 tablespoon of mashed potatoes, then mix and apply as a mask for 7-10 minutes, rinse with warm water, rinse with chamomile water.

A good anti-dandruff oil, eliminates fragility of hair, promotes their growth, is a natural brightener. To do this, it must be added to creams, vegetable oils or shampoos: 5-8 drops of oil per 15 g basis. Hand baths with lemon oil effectively strengthen and whiten nails.

It is not used in its pure form because it is phototoxic. Lemon essential oil is afraid of sunlight, quickly oxidized. Do not apply to the skin less than 60 minutes before sunbathing.

Other uses

With catarrhal diseases, rheumatism, cellulite, to remove toxins, weight loss Take the aromabath, diluting 5-7 drops of lemon oil to the solvent (emulsifier).

For eliminate varicose veins, herpes, nasal bleeding make a compress with 7-10 drops of oil on the emulsifier. Compresses on the forehead, calf muscles: 4-5 drops.

For inhalation, dissolve 2-3 drops of lemon oil, 5-7 minutes, with 200 ml of water.

If you want to aromatize tea, you need to add from 2-5 drops per 100 g of tea. Then put in a hermetic dish. After 2-3 days, you can brew. You can also add 1 drop 2 times a day to juice, tea, sugar or 1 teaspoon of honey.

Remarkable lemon essential oil blends with bergamot, benzoin resin, geranium, clove, jasmine, ylang-ylang, ginger, cypress, lavender, laurel, frankincense, juniper, peppermint, neroli, palmarosa, fennel, citrus oil, black pepper, eucalyptus .


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