Lemon Essential Oil Uses
Lemon essential oil uses are numerous. It has been historically recognized as a cleanser and as being antiseptic, and having refreshing and cooling properties. Research has also shown lemon essential oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.Lemon is highly prized for its high anti-bacterial properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils.
This light yellow therapeutic grade essential oil is taken from the peel of the fruit from the Citrus limonum tree. Lemon Oil has thin consistency but has richer more concentrated aroma then the rind from which is taken. The oil is extracted by cold pressing.
The small thorny evergreen tree Lemon comes from India, but is now found in Southern Europe, Florida and California. It was very popular in Europe during the middle ages, the Greeks and Romans were aware of the oil’s therapeutic properties. However it gained its notoriety when the British began using the fruit to keep their sailors from contracting scurvy.
The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. These benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, over weight, insomnia, skin disorders, hair disorders, stomach problems and tiredness.
It has also been effective against infectious diseases like, typhoid and malaria.
Lemon is very popular because it has a good taste and is low cost and is good for cooking, digestion, health and is a good source of vitamins. Because of the high content of vitamins it strengthens the immune system and stimulates the white blood cells helping the body to better fight diseases. It also helps to improve circulation in the body.
This oil is beneficial to increasing alertness and concentration. Lemon also helps to relieve stress, mental fatigue, anxiety, and nervous tension. It is also been helpful to promote good sleep.
Other uses of Lemon include cramps, acidity, upset stomachs, weight reduction, and asthma. It is also a good disinfectant for cleaning, good in soaps and cosmetics.
Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils including lavender, rose oil, tea tree cinnamon, rosemary.