Lemon Essential Oil 101

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Welcome to this EXPLOSION of Lemon Essential Goodness!

Fun Fact:  Lemon essential oil is made by cold pressing the rinds of fresh lemons!

 

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Tooth Whitening Paste: Mix together equal parts baking soda and coconut oil with a few drops of Lemon for a whitening toothpaste.

Ear Infection Soothing:  Pour a couple drops in a carrier oil and massage around the outside of the ear. Massage into lymph nodes below the ears to encourage drainage.

Soften Calluses: Apply directly 1-2x a day.

Hand Sanitizer: Keep a bottle in your purse and rub into your hands as needed.

Mosquito Repellent: Mix a few drops with coconut oil and rub into your skin to repel the buggies.

Face Cleanser: Mix baking soda with raw honey and a few drops of lemon oil for a cleansing face scrub.

Mood Booster: Put a few drops in your diffuser for a happy boost!

Fights varicose veins and cellulite: Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and massage directly into skin 1-2 x a day to boost circulation.

Blemish Busting Oil

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Water Enhancer: Add a drop or two to your water for flavor and cleansing benefits.

Shake up a: Sweet Lemon Cocktail.

Mash up some: Guacamole

Toss together: Lemon Truffle Salad with Chèvre 

Allergy Relief: Mix a couple drops with equal amounts of Lavender and Peppermint in a shot of water for antihistamine benefits.

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Wrap up: Rainbow Rolls with Sunbutter Dipping Sauce

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Removes Odors: Pour a couple drops onto a cotton ball and stuff in your shoes.

Disinfect Cutting Board & Counters: Pour a few drops in a spray bottle with water & wipe clean.

Polish Furniture: Mix a few drops with a carrier oil (suggested: sweet almond oil) and gently rub down wood furniture.

Produce Wash: Mix a couple drops with a  teaspoon of castile soap. Fill your sink with warm water and add this mixture with your produce. Gently rub clean.

Freshen the Garbage Disposal: Pour a few drops directly down the drain.

Clean Toilet Bowl: Pour a few drops into a spritz bottle with a scoop of baking soda and scrub away.

After Party Cleanup.

Laundry: Freshen up a load that’s been sitting too long between washing and drying.

Carpet Freshener: Mix a cup of baking soda with 10 drops of Ginger and 10 drops of Lemon and sprinkle on carpets that need freshening.

Degreaser: Remove grease from your hands or dishes with just a couple drops rubbed in.

Sticker Residue: Rub a drop or two of Lemon oil into sticker residue and scrub off with a cloth.

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2 thoughts on “Lemon Essential Oil 101

  1. This is a fantastic idea! Had no idea I simply needed to juice the rind! Better keep it organic mind, don’t want any nasty pesticides in anything i make, nor on my skin. You have no idea how grateful I am for this! Is it the same with oranges too?
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    • I do believe oranges are the same! I’m not sure it could be done with quite the same effect at home – you would have to use an awful lot of lemon or orange peels! Let me know if you try it and I’ll definitely hop over to your blogs 🙂

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