Nature’s Craft Pure Lemon Essential Oil 10ml
Benefits of lemon essential oil
Essential oil of lemon has an equally impressive list of therapeutic and antiseptic properties, making a valuable contribution to any blend due to both its healing action and pleasing aroma. Used in massage, it is helpful for arthritis and rheumatism, poor circulation, cellulite, high blood pressure, oedema and varicose veins.
Lemon is also a valuable immune-boosting essential oil, helping to increase the white blood cell count, especially when blended together with tea tree. It can be added to shampoo and conditioners for greasy hair, and likewise, its astringent action works well in skincare creams to treat greasy, oily skin.
Like many citrus oils, lemon is a mild photo-sensitiser and should not be used neat on the skin prior to exposure to direct sunlight or UV sunbeds. However, when used with other essential oils as part of a typical massage blend, the risk of phototoxicity is virtually nil.
It’s cleansing action is invaluable when treating acne, boils, herpes and insect bites. In an emergency, one drop of neat lemon oil on a cut helps stop bleeding quickly due to its styptic (astringent) action. Use one drop only though, since over-use can sensitise the skin. At the first sign of a cold or sore throat, a few drops of oil can be added to warm water and gargled.
Vapourising lemon oil helps to clear the mind and sharpen focus, as was illustrated in a recent Japanese study which showed that whilst diffusing lemon oil throughout a busy office building, typing errors had decreased by 54%. It also helps to dispel negative emotions such as guilt, jealousy and regret. When vapourised, lemon can also help ease the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis.
Lemon blends easily with almost any essential oil, and when needed, it is particularly effective at rounding off the sweet edge of oils such as ylang-ylang, geranium, rose and sandalwood. It also works well with Roman chamomile, cypress, fennel, juniper berry, lavender, neroli and other citrus oils.
What’s in the box
1 X 10ml Pure Essential Oil Bottle