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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil is one of my very favorite oils. Everyone should have this oil because there are so many great things you can do with it and it is pure with no chemicals like the products that can be bought in the store. I drink 2 drops in my bottled water. Gives it a nice fresh taste and great for the body. 

Clean with Lemon Essential Oil and you will love the way it smells. I made a list below to show you some ways you can use this great oil. 

The Benefits of LEMON

LaundryLemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long! Put a drop or two in your regular load for great smelling laundry.

Remove Sap - Lemon oil is excellent for removing pine gum and tree sap.

Grease - Hands are black and greasy. Lemon mixed with soap.  Lemon oil is a great De-greaser!

DisinfectYou can add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and use to clean counter tops and other surfaces. For some extra chemical-free firepower, a little vinegar is a traditional favorite.

Hard Water Buildup A small amount of lemon goes a long way in removing hard water build up.

Deactivate the StickyLemon oil can help you with gum in hair. Got kids with obsessive addictions to stickers or temporary tattoos? Works for those too.

Furniture Polish. Add a few drops of lemon oil to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish. Lemon oil leaves a beautiful shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and replaces lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes.

OdorsDiffuse or spray lemon oil and neutralize odors at their source!

Scuff Marks - Lemon oil lifts scuff marks in remarkable ways!

Spot-Free DishesAdd a few drops of lemon oil to your dishwasher soap container each load. 

Energy Boost. For a quick, refreshing energy boost, add couple drops each of lemon essential oil in your glass of water and drink up. Add a lemony taste to your bottled water.

Preserve Fruit. Use lemon oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.

Scratchy ThroatAdd a couple of drops of lemon essential oil to warm water & honey to slow a nasty cough. Lemon oil fights bacteria, as well as viruses.

Better Mood - Diffuse with Lavender for a better mood. Add some into your hands and inhale. 

Cold Sore – Put on a cold sore at first symptoms. This will help remove the heat. 

You do not need to spend a fortune on a good high quality Lemon Essential Oil. Spark Naturals offers a 5ml bottle for $5.99 and a 15ml bottle for $9.00 AND you can get an additional 10% off of those prices by using the code JEDDY.    

Spark Naturals Lemon Essential Oil

If you are just starting out with Essential Oils and you aren't sure what to purchase, this is a good one to order and keep this information so you know how to use the oil when you get it. 

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  1. The Lemon essential oil didn't melt through your plastic water bottle? I've been told glass is best. Just curious, because mine melted through the bottle when I tried dōTERRA essential oil of Lemon in my water bottle. I only use glass now. ;)

  2. Yes I've been told that therapeutic grade, such as doTERRA will eat away at the plastic. Glass is ok for at home, but I use a stainless steel bottle for on the go and at work.


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