Product Spotlight: Lemon

lemon.pngToday I want to talk to you about a favorite oil of mine, lemon. Lemon essential oil belongs to the botanical family of rutaceae (citrus), and contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene. This oil is derived by cold-pressing of the lemon rinds. It’s estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce just one kilo of Lemon essential oil! This oil is a key component in many popular essential oil-infused products and essential oil blends (about 102, to be exact!) As it is one of the of the most popular and versatile essential oils, Young Living includes it in the Premium Starter Kit.

It’s clean refreshing scent makes it a great choice for DIY cleaning products and for diffusing to purify the air or to promote focus and energy. Here are some other tips:

  • Use 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces. I use it to remove the stickiness left by the label on my empty oil bottles.

  • Polish silver.

  • Restore leather furniture, shoes, and purses (also spot test first!)

  • Add to hand washing to remove grease and paint.

  • Combine 2–3 drops with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.

  • Diffuse to help replenish your mind, body, and spirit.

  • Place a few drops on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator or trash can to help eliminate odors.

  • Use as a spot treatment for stains on laundry.

  • Place a drop on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.

  • Applying topically may support respiratory function and soothe a sore throat.

Lemon is a photosensitive oil, when used be sure to avoid direct sunlight and UV exposure for up to twelve hours after application.

What are some of your favorite ways to use this oil? Tell us in the comments.

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