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All About Lemon Essential Oil!

Lemon essential oil has a pale yellow color.   It’s  cold pressed from the peel of a yellow oval fruit, a lemon.  Lemons grow on the, Citrus limonium, a small evergreen tree native to Asia.  The exact origin of lemons are presumed to first grow in China, India and northern Burma.  They’re now grown throughout the Mediterranean, Australia, South America and parts of the USA, (California and Florida).  Lemons have a distinctive, fresh, invigorating, scent with a sour taste.   There are many benefits of lemon oil with a variety of uses!

  

BENEFITS OF LEMON OIL 

Anti-biotic, Anti-depressant, Anti-septic, Astringent, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, Insecticidal, Supports Concentration and Ability to Memorize, Stimulates Immune System, Strengthens Brittle Fingernails, Cleanses Oily Hair, Has Anti-aging Properties, Helps Reduce Cellulite, Reduces Water Retention, Increases Mineral Absorption

 

COMMON LEMON OIL USES:

Household Cleaning,  Drinks, Foods, Pharmaceuticals, Fever, Colds, Skin Conditions ( acne, oily skin, fine lines, wrinkles, minor cuts, insect bites, corns), Oily Hair, Arthritis, Aromatherapy, Cosmetics, Skin Care Products, (soaps, lotions, creams, scrubs, body oils),  Hair Care Products, (shampoo, conditioner). 

 

HOMEMADE SKIN CARE:

Lemon essential oil is used for making homemade soap and homemade lotion.   Although,  with most cold pressed citrus oils the lemon scent does not always stay well in cold process soap.  It’s complimentary scents include:   citrus oils, chamomile, eucalyptus, benzoin, elemi, fennel, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.  They can be used in homemade soap recipes and homemade lotion recipes. 

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Use lemon essential oil for making a homemade shampoo for oily hair.     Homemade shampoo or hair tonic can help improve hair and poor scalp conditions.  Get rid of dandruff  and scalp build-up, now!

Goat milk soap offers maximum skin care benefits!  Natural goat milk, itself, contains the benefits of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K!  Goat milk regenerates collagen under the skin, helping to negate the visible signs of aging.  It helps keep skin close to its natural pH level, keeping the acid mantle layer intact.  It won’t strip your skin of nutrients like most, harsh, commercial soaps.  Harsh commercial soaps can cause all kids of irritations:  dry itchy skin, dry flaky skin, rashes, redness, inflammation, scaling, acne, dry itchy scalp and more!    Although, lemon oil has a fresh invigorating scent, using it in goat milk products may not be the very best option or your ideal choice.  Instead, using lemon verbena essential oil or lemongrass oil can offer more of a refreshing, intense, crisp, citrus, popping scent.  This type of goat milk soap can help get rid of blackheads and provide acne relief.  

A homemade shampoo, made with lemon verbena essential oil or lemongrass oil and goat milk could cleanse hair, get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp conditions.  It can protect against build-up, helping to improve poor scalp conditions.  It would be a nice homemade shampoo for oily hair.   You could have beautiful, soft and manageable hair with this homemade shampoo, with a nice refreshing scent.

A homemade lotion, made with lemon verbena essential oil or lemongrass oil and goat milk would be good for oily skin conditions.  This homemade lotion would have a balance of astringent and moisturizing properties.  Lemon essential oil helps sort out and reduce cellulite. This homemade skin care lotion would be nourishing for skin with a nice, refreshing, scent.

 

AROMATHERAPY

Lemon oil has an invigorating fresh and vibrant scent.   It’s uplifting therapeutic properties invigorate the body, mind and spirit.  It provides aromatherapy benefits!  Combined with other complimentary essential oil scents, it can relieve muscle tension, depression, stress, anxiety and more!  Do not ingest this oil without the supervision of a professional therapist.   If you’re pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical condition, be sure to consult your physician first before using aromatherapy. 

 

CAUTIONS OF USING LEMON OIL

Due to immune stimulating properties, lemon essential oil should not be used, topically, on people having an autoimmune disease.   Avoid using lemon essential oil during pregnancy. 

Lemon oil may cause photosensitivity.  This is an enhanced skin reaction due to ultraviolet radiation, (sunlight).  Lemon essential oil is safe to use but use simple precautions.  For example, if you apply lotion to your skin, with lemon essential oil, avoid sunlight.  If you take a bath, with lemon oil, take it at night instead of the morning to avoid daytime sunlight to skin.

Essential oils contain bioactive ingredients.  This means they contain natural chemicals that interact with biological systems. They’re potent chemicals and should be used with care!  Never use large amounts of essential oils externally, or internally. Never use them straight. They must always be diluted in carrier oil, or soap, lotion, or other buffering agent. Finally, never use them without knowing what their bioactive compounds are known to do. 

 

 

Find Lemon Essential Oil, at:http://www.natural-goat-milk-soap.com/lemon-essential-oil.html Learn How to Make Soap, at:http://www.natural-goat-milk-soap.com/how-to-make-soap.html
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