Lemon Essential Oil. Lets start with what are Essential Oils: Botanical extracts from plants that include shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. Essential Oils have been used in perfumes and aromatherapy to cooking and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. For more information click on Essential Oils.
Part of my Homework for the UZIT program this past week has been on Lemon a therapeutic essential oil. We had to become familiar with the safety and application of Lemon then start using it. Smell it by taking the cap off and/or diffusing into a room. Place a drop of the oil in a bottle of water not plastic and drink it. I also put a couple drops on the soles of my feet.
Most of the Information below came from "Essential Oils Desktop Reference 5th edition"
Caution: Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or UV light within 24 hours.
Lemon falls under the botanical family Rutacea (citrus). The extraction method is cold pressed from rind. It takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil.
Historical data: Research by Jean Valnet, MD, showed the vaporized lemon oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. Lemon oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles and combat acne. Lemon has shown to have antidepressant affects in research done by Komori, et al., 1995.
Uses: Circulatory problems, arteriosclerosis, obesity, parasites, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, anxiety, hypertension, digestive problems, acne.
Application: Dilute 1 part Lemon essential oil with 1 part V-6 vegetable Oil Complex or other pure vegetable oil; (1) apply 2-4 drops on location, (2) apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex Points, (3) inhale directly, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement.
Before using Lemon Essential Oil do your own research for safety.
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Happy & Healthy and a little lemony,