Lots of Lemons
Lemons get such a bad rap.
If you got a dud of a car, they call it a lemon. If something bad happens to you, they say, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Even Shakespeare (my hero) in his play Love’s Labour Lost badmouths this amazing fruit.
Lemons are awesome! And after you get some therapeutic-grade essential lemon oil and experiment, you’ll more than agree.
Do this. Get some lemon oil–not the fake stuff; it’s got to be therapeutic grade–put 1-2 drops of it onto the back of a Styrofoam plate. Walk away for 10 minutes and see what happens. Killer! Eats right through it.
Big deal, you say. Well it is, and here’s why. Nearly every toiletry product you pick up in the grocery store or department store has dozens if not hundreds of synthetic petrochemicals in it (seen the back of shampoo bottle lately?). Yes, the same stuff you use to run your car (petrol) is used to make the products you use to put on your body everyday. Now, your skin, including your scalp, is porous. That means anything that goes on your skin, goes into your body, bloodstream, and eventually deposits into your internal organs. So everyday you are dumping petrochemicals into your body–and they don’t just wash out or get flushed out of your system. They stay there, building up.
Did you know that when your liver, kidneys, and other cleansing organs get overworked, you get sick? Is it any wonder why the incident of allergies has skyrocketed in the last 30 years? Why autism has increased from 1 in 10,000 twenty years ago to 1 in 60 today? Why 25% students have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD?
But I digress. The point is we got a lot crap in our system. Petrochemicals may not be to blame for all of it, but they play a huge role.
Look at the Styrofoam plate. Guess what it’s made out of? Petrochemicals. What did the Lemon Essential Oil do to the plate? That’s what it does to the petrochemicals in your body. All you need is a drop in your water bottle a few times a week. Just start with that.
It’s also a works like a charm on all the gummy residue leftover on pans, pots, or the price sticker from that cool new glass vase you bought.
In case you want more ideas on how to use Lemon Essential Oil in your home and for your health, though, here is a very short list of a few other things you can do with Lemon Essential Oil. If you’d like to order your own oils, click here.
- Add to hot tea or water and honey to soothe sore throat.
- To relieve nail fungus, cold sores, blisters, corns, or calluses, apply to affected nail several times a day.
- To boost immunesystem, place drop directly on your tongue, or on roof of mouth.
- To keep toothbrush germ-free, drop on bristles once a week.
- Gargle with 4 drops in 4 ounces of warm water for bad breath and mouth ulcers.
- To freshen your laundry, add to the wash/rinse cycle.
- Add drop to degrease stains in laundry or in dishes, and remove residue like glues, adhesives, and candle wax.
- For multi-purpose kitchen and glass cleaner including stainless steel, mix 5 drops with equal parts white vinegar with water.
- For furniturepolish, mix 2-3 drops with ½ cup olive oil. Spot-test.
- Mix with witch hazel and/or water to create air freshener to alleviate odors in trash, diaper pail, bathrooms, shoes, etc.
- Add to your dishwasher or dish basin for spot-free dishes.
- Add to personal water bottles to keep interiors free from mold.
Standards Use: 1-2 drops with or without carrier oil (like olive or almond oil). Caution: Lemon Essential Oil is non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some. Lemon should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight. Avoid during pregnancy.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is simply the educational opinion of Every Body Wellness.