The Benefits of Lemon includes antioxidant properties. Lemon consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant; and may be beneficial for the skin. It has cleansing and purifying properties.
Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil. In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system.
Did you know that Lemons (and limes) contain a supply of vitamins and minerals that is greater than any other food?
Lemon is also known for its ability to clean toxins from the body. Drink in water everyday to reap the benefits.
This section will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Lemon Oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
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What is the Genus Species? Citrus lemon
Why is this information important? It's always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn't really tell you exactly what you’re getting.
Where did the name come from? We believe that lemons were native to Asia. The Romans called the lemon "median apple".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? The rind.
What is the ORAC Value? 660 µTE/100g
What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the Romans used the lemon rind to ward off insects and freshen clothes?
Also, the lemon and its oil were symbolized by the Roman goddess of youth, Juventas.
What are the Plant Properties? Immune stimulant, digestive tonic, cleanser, and skin. Antioxidant
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Lemon? Supports healthy skin and circulatory system. Detoxifier and cleanser.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It is very uplifting to the body and mind. Very light and improves concentration.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Because it is cleansing to spiritual bodies as well as the liver and kidney, it will release patterning and open the heart centers. The result is joy and hopefulness with clear thought.
What Chakra is Affected? Opens the throat and heart centers.
How do I Use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution. Then,
Apply several drops (2-4) on location
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? Yes
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats especially oils that are not of therapeutic quality! Citrus and pine products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Lemon essential oil is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS).
However, this oil is very photo sensitive. Do not expose the skin to direct sunlight for 24-78 hours after application. May cause skin irritation, therefore, it is recommended that lemon oil be diluted.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician
Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that you need 3,000 lemons to make 1 kilo or oil?
Did you know that a Japanese study found that when they diffused lemon it reduced errors by 54 percent! By the way, in that same study, Jasmine and Lavender reduced errors by 33 and 20 percent respectively. How’s that for mental clarity and accuracy!
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
I hadn’t cleaned the dry erase board in a long time. And the longer it stays on there, the harder it is to get off.
The spray that came with the board didn’t work. But, the Lemon Essential Oil took it right off and it smells great! Who would have guessed that the benefits of lemon extended to my white board!
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