Although it is often times overlooked due to its commonness in most households, Lemon Essential Oil is actually one of the most beneficial aroma-therapeutic oils! Lemon has been used for many years for to assist with mental and emotional health. Studies have shown that the vapor from lemon essential oil balances the Dopamine and Serotonin neurotransmitter systems, thus causing anti-stress and anti-anxiety effects!
Specific Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil as follows: Improving attention, alertness, and mood... Use of Lemon Essential Oil has been found to help relieve memory problems, increase attention and executive function, and relieve mental fatigue and depression.
Eliminating anxiety... Lemon Essential Oil is a powerful way to calm the mind and the spirit and resolve negative emotions. It is also one of the best ways to overcome anxiety, and to relieve stress.
Natural appetite control... According to the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Institute, regularly inhaling culinary aromas such as Lemon Essential Oil can lead to a natural balancing of appetite and a decrease in consumed calories.
Properties: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic, Laxative, Stimulating, Vermifuge
Perfumery Note: Top
Aroma: Clean, Citrusy, Sugary, Slightly Sour
Blends with: Cape Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Recipes We Love: Healing salve
5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Blend the oils together and apply salve to the skin on irritations, cuts, and wounds. Store in a cool and dark place.
Lemon Essential Oil
Use equal parts of each essential oil in a diffuser.
Natural appetite control
Lemon Essential Oil
Simply carry one of these oils with you throughout the day, and inhale deeply from it three times in each nostril before you eat. At the end of the week, switch to one of the other two oils to prevent your brain from becoming accustomed to the oil.