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Category: Essential Oils
Posted: 2008-04-29 17:17

LEMON - (Citrus limon)

It has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin.

CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

I've collected some healthy uses for lemon essential oil:

* Use 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener.

* Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.

* Use 1 drop of Lemon oil to add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
* For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water.

* Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings.

* To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir to be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.

* Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.

* Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
* Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.

* Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures.

* Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid healing.

* Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.

* Put a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).

* Rub several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.

* Rub two drops of Lemon oil topically to clear athlete's foot.

* Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.

* Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears.

* Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.

* Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
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