Lemon essential oil has a sharp, fresh smell and is extracted from the fresh lemon fruit peel by cold expression. This oil is refreshing to the mind and sharpens concentration, ideal for use when working or studying.
- When used in an oil burner (a few drops in water), the vapours of lemon oil are used for colds, laryngitis, headache, and flu.
- Smelling the aroma is helpful for mental hiccups like depression, irritation, stress, lethargy, and fatigue.
- It lifts the spirits and clears the mind.
- When a few drops are added to the bath or when blended into massage oil, it is said to ease, lack of energy, tiredness, infections, rheumatism, depression, and stress.
- It is also used to help get rid of hangovers.
- The lemon plant is native to India and maybe China and was brought to Europe by the Crusaders in the Middle Ages.
- Since the fruit has a good amount of vitamins A, B and C, an ounce a day was given to sailors to prevent scurvy, eye problems, and other vitamin deficiencies.
- The first real lemon cultivation in Europe began in Genoa in the mid-fifteenth century.
- It was later introduced to America by Christopher Columbus.
- Spanish conquests helped spread the lemon seeds further.
- Lemon was mainly used as an ornament and as medicine.
- It was only much later for use in cooking.
How to use Essential oils
- Diffusion: Use an essential oil diffuser or oil burner to disperse the aroma of your chosen oil into the air.
- Topical Application: Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and apply them to your skin.
- Inhalation: Inhaling the aroma of essential oils directly from the bottle or by adding a few drops to a tissue.
- Bath: Add a few drops of essential oil to your bathwater for a soothing and aromatic bath experience.
- Aromatherapy Jewelry: Wear diffuser jewelry, such as bracelets or necklaces with absorbent pads, designed to hold essential oils.
Lemon Essential Oil Extraction Method – Cold Expression
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