There are over 500 scientific studies referring to lemon essential oils. Lemon oil is one of the most “essential” oils to have on hand because it is so effective in numerous areas including:

  • Cleansing the body
  • Boosting metabolism
  • Purifying skin
  • Lemon is best known for it’s ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymph drainage.
  • Rejuvenates energy
  • According to a study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology last year, lemon oil may actually be the most powerful anti-microbial agent of all the essential oils.

Top 7 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

  1. Natural Disinfectant and Home Cleaning: Avoid toxic cleaning products by adding 40 drops lemon oil and 20 drops tea tree oil to a 16-oz spray bottle fill with pure water and a little bit of white vinegar to clean showers and counter tops.
  2. Cleanse Your Body:: Putting 2 drops of lemon oil in your water 3x daily can support metabolism and weight loss and cleanse toxins from the entire body.
  3. Prevent and Heal Sickness: Lemon oil can support lymphatic drainage and help you prevent or overcome a cold or any sickness very fast. Taking it in water or mixing it with coconut oil and rubbing it on your neck works wonders.
  4. Face-wash: To avoid toxic personal care products, using lemon essential oil on your skin can can improve your complexion and leave your skin soft and supple.  Lemon oil benefits skin by deeply nourishing.  You can mix lemon oil with honey or coconut oil for a natural skin healing face wash.
  5. Energy and Mood Boost: Diffusing lemon essential oil in the air not can lift mood and fight depression, it also purifies the air you are breathing.
  6. Bug Repellent: Osana’s all natural mosquito repellent includes lemon oil in the soap as it is very effective in keeping mosquitoes and other critters away. Diffusing lemon essential oil in the air, or mixing it with coconut oil and applying it to the skin is an effective bug repellent. Also try these other tips for keeping mosquitoes away.
  7. Teeth Whitener – Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda and coconut oil and rub on your teeth for 2 minutes and then dense as a natural teeth whitener.

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