Lemon – citrus limonum is a small evergreen tree that grows up to 16 or 17 feet high and produces blossoms and fruit all year. Its leaves are egg-shaped, evergreen, smooth, and deep green with a slightly scalloped edge. About 675 to 1,400 lemons yield 1 pound of oil, depending on the time of harvest. Some Lemon oil is pressed from the peel. A native from Asia, now widely cultivated in Italy, California and Australia. Lemon was unknown to the ancient Greeks, arriving in Europe and probably brought by Roman soldiers returning from Asia Minor. It is one of the most important and versatile natural medicines for home use. The oil is a very good stimulant of the body’s own immune system.
Properties: Lemon oil is stimulating, uplifting and calming, detoxifying, cleansing, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and antifungal.
Massage: Added to your favourite massage oil it will be a boost to the immune system as it stimulates white blood cells and improves blood circulation. Just remember to avoid sun exposure after using lemon essential oil.
Inhaling lemon essential oil during a massage can help clear nasal passages and sinuses and help with breathing when having problems with asthma.
Skincare: Lemon oil can help restore lustre to dull, sagging and tired looking skin. It can help treat pimples and can reduce excessive oil production. Lemon essential oil is used in soaps, face washes, and many other personal and skin care cosmetics due to its antiseptic quality.
Haircare: Lemon oil is also a great hair tonic. It is often used to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. It is also helpful to get rid of dandruff.
Homecare: Lemon is a good cleanser, which is why it can be used for cleansing metal surfaces, dishes and clothes. It is also a desinfectant, so it is commonly used for cleaning surfaces such as butcher’s knives and blocks that can get contaminated very easily.
Diffuser: Diffused in the home it has a calming effect, can help improve mental fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety and stress. It will improve mental concentration, clarity and alertness, perfect for the office or student room.It may help ease morning sickness and nausea and can help calm the mind to help relax the body when ill with a cold or flu.
Caution: It is non-toxic, though may cause dermal irritation in some sensitive skins. Lemon oil is also phototoxic so avoid using on skin before exposure to sun.
Vaporizer: Add 10-15 drops to vaporizer to scent the room.
Skin Care: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to cream, lotion or body butter for general body application.
Massage: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to nakedpress massage oil for general body application.
Bath: Add 5-10 drops to a fully drawn bath, having first mixed the essential oil with an emulsifier like liquid soap.
Please be advised the above information provided about this product is not intended to be direct recommendations for use from NakedPress. Furthermore NakedPress cannot provide medical advice related the use of essential oils specifically or generally and does not make any claims related to any medical application or indented or expected benefits from using any of our products. All results may vary greatly for all people for all applications when using natural products. Please consult a qualified and reputable aromatherapist for advice before administering any specific applications. Please seek professional medical advice if you are suffering from a serious medical illness. NakedPress products are intended for cosmetic, external and aromatherapy use only, not for internal consumption/medical applications. Due to the high potency of essential oils we recommend you do not apply directly to skin unless diluted within a suitable carrier oil.
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