Lemon essential oil
This is one of the most commonly used essential oils. It is used in home fragrance,
cosmetics. In clinical aromatherapy, it is considered as powerful oil. It is extracted from the lemon peel. Lemon essential oil is believed to have several uses, for instance,
anti-depressant, antiseptic, digestive, germicide, bactericide, carminative, diuretic, hepatic, depurative, anti-rheumatic, stimulant, and tonic.
Uses of lemon essential oil
Lemon essential oil has many uses. Generally it is used in conjunction with other oils to create more powerful mixes or blends. It is used for
weak nails, to balance the nervous system,
eliminate toxins, to
treat dandruff, to
reduce cellulite, etc. In aromatherapy, it is believed that it helps to uplift and energize. So it is a good oil to use in the morning or when we are feeling down. Its uplifting effect also helps people suffering from mild depression and sadness. It can also be used in soaps,
exfoliants, body lotions, oil burners, and compresses, among others.
In aromatherapy lemon essential oil is considered a high note, meaning if it is mixed with other oils the first thing you will smell is the lemon. It combines well with lavender, pine, eucalyptus, fennel and juniper.
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