Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is obtained from the fruits of Citrus Limonum , a plant of the Rutaceae family . Known for its many properties, it is useful for fighting cellulite and acne and for anxiety and nervousness disorders .
Properties and benefits of lemon essential oil
Soothing , on the psyche and on the nervous system, the essential oil of lemon , if inhaled, helps in case of anxiety disorders, nervousness which causes headache or insomnia and improves memory. Prevents blockages of the sympathetic nervous system, stimulates parasympathetic functions. It supports, instills courage and determination. When one is forced to undergo oppression, persecution and oppression of various kinds, it helps to free oneself from conditioning.
Antiseptic: it is an excellent antibiotic, very useful from the first appearance of flu symptoms, such as fever , cold, cough and sore throat . The antibiotic and hemostatic properties are useful in case of infected wounds, tissue infections, stomatitis , canker sores, cold sores, inflamed or bleeding gums.
Invigorating of the circulatory system: stimulates lymphatic and venous circulation, strengthens blood vessels and thins the blood. Excellent against disorders due to poor circulation such as heavy legs, edema, cellulite , varicose veins and capillary fragility and chilblains.
Depurative: 2 drops in a teaspoon of honey, helps in case of liver failure and high blood pressure. Detoxifies from excess toxins, stimulates liver and pancreas function and aids digestion.
Purifying: if used a few drops in the preparation of clay masks, it is useful in case of acne , oily and impure skin. The essence of lemon it also has lightening properties, promotes the formation of new cells of the epidermis, fights the processes of cellular aging, at the same time promoting scarring. For this reason it is suitable for skin with sun or old age spots, wrinkles and stretch marks. It is also an excellent strengthener for weak or thin nails.
Anti-inflammatory: lemon essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties in case of arthritis and rheumatism.
Description of the plant
Lemon is a small evergreen tree that reaches a maximum of 4-5 meters in height. Has leaves oval, shiny, with serrated edge and small flowers very fragrant whites. The fruit it is oval, yellow and contains numerous cloves rich in juice. Plant of oriental origins, it is very common in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, where it is widely cultivated
Note of lemon essential oil
Top note: citrusy, sweet, fruity fragrance
Use and practical advice on lemon essential oil
Environmental diffusion: 1 gc for each square meter of the environment in which it is diffused, by means of an essential oil burner, or in the humidifiers of the radiators, to purify the air
Gargle: in a glass of water put 10 drops of lemon essential oil for prolonged mouth rinsing, two to three times a day against gingivitis, stomatitis or halitosis.
Massage oil in 250 ml of sweet almond oil , put 15 drops of lemon essential oil. Massage the legs from the ankles to the pelvis in case of capillary fragility cellulite or varicose veins.
Mask for oily skin: blend 3 tablespoons of yogurt with 6-7 slices of cucumber, add 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil. Spread the mixture on your face and keep it for about twenty minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and repeat the operation two or three times a week.
Contraindications of lemon essential oil
Lemon essential oil is non-toxic, but can irritate the skin or give sensitization reactions in particular predisposed subjects. However, it is phototoxic, so it should not be used on the skin, if it is subsequently exposed directly to the sun or tanning lamps.
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