Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Essention Oils ~ Lemon, So Many Uses!


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You have probably heard SOMETHING about essential oils by now. They are pretty amazing. I recently purchased peppermint essential oil to make some homemade sugar scrub for Christmas presents. A little goes a long way, and there are SO MANY ways you can use essential oils, depending on which one you have. And of course, there are tons of amazing combinations as well!

I received a bottle of 100 percent pure and natural therapeutic grade Lemon Oil from Majestic Pure for the purpose of review. I searched Pinterest and Google for ideas - where to start! The company also was kind enough to send a great PDF booklet with tons of ideas as well. Essential oils can break down plastic, so it is recommended that you use glass or stainless steel as containers when needed. I found a bunch of great glass containers here.

Information from Majestic Pure:

Lemon Oil Benefits
According to Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College assistant professor Dr. J.V. Hebbar, the benefits of lemon include:
  • Cleansing and purification
  • Oral health and remedy for halitosis (bad breath)
  • Digestion
  • Thirst quencher
  • Remedy for abdominal colic pain
  • Cough relief
  • Calms stomach and relieves nausea
  • Prevents malabsorption
  • Improves digestion
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Promotes Weight loss

Here are some of my favorites:
  1. Use as a "Goo-Gone" -  if you have greasy hands from working on cars, etc. just add a couple drops of lemon oil to your handwash, and voila! Also works for sticky substances like bandaid residue - put a drop or two directly on the residue and rub gently to remove.
  2. Daily detox / weightloss promotion - put about 2 to 3 drops of lemon oil directly in a glass (GLASS - not PLASTIC cup) about 3 times each day as a daily detox and to promote weightloss.
  3. Use a couple drops of lemon oil in your laundry load that's been sitting in the washer too long, run the cycle and you'll have fresh smelling clothing! (Try putting a drop or two in your toilet water too - fresh, clean smelling bathroom!)
  4. Face cleanser / wash - mix lemon oil with some baking soda and honey for a completely natural acne face wash concoction. Lemon oil can help improve your complexion and leave your skin feeling soft!
  5. Lemon oil is a natural disinfectant - use it instead of alcohol or bleach containing cleansers, and use about 40 drops of lemon oil combined with 20 drops of tea-tree oil to a 16-oz spray bottle (glass or stainless steel only - not plastic) full of water (along with a little bit of white vinegar) and use it to disinfect counter tops and bathroom surfaces!
  6. Lemon oil can help you overcome a cold faster - mix it into some coconut oil and rub on your neck.
  7. Lemon oil can be used as a natural teeth whitener - mix with some baking soda and coconut oil and rub on your teeth for two minutes, then rinse well.
  8. Use as an easy produce wash - cleans your produce and increases their shelf life as well.  Place fruit and vegetables in a sink full of water with 2 - 3 drops of lemon essential oil. Dry and store as normal.
  9. Use as an air freshener - place about 5 or 6 drops of lemon essential oil into a glass / stainless steel spray bottle filled with about two cups of water for a quick and easy spray that will freshen your rooms and help eliminate odors!
  10. Use to freshen your garbage disposal - put a couple drops in along with water and allow to soak a few minutes before running it.
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*Full Disclosure: I received complimentary product from Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals for the purpose of review. I received no compensation for this post. All comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.

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