Lemon

Lemon - AroMed's Citrus limon is organically grown and the fruit rinds are steam distilled in Italy. It is in the rutaceae plant family,and is a top note, with a familiar light, fresh, sweet, clean lemon scent.

Uses-

  • I use lemon in all my cleaning products! Lemon is a powerful bactericide and disinfectant.
  • Helpful during flu, bronchitis and cold season.It is said to stimulate the production of white blood cells to fight off invading bacteria, supporting the immune system.  Diffuse in your home  or work space with eucalyptus to avoid illness. 
  • It is an excellent tonifier for blood vessels, and can be used for varicose veins (along with cypress), broken capillaries, hemorrhoids and nose bleeds.
  • Can be mixed with tea tree to remove corns and warts.   
  • Lemon is known as an effective detoxifier and astringent...great for oily skin issues.
  • Lemon is vibrationally high, so it can lift the spirit, overcome mental fatigue and aid decision making.

Emotional Support - Lemon can encourage clarity, direction, awareness, concentration and liveliness.

Blends well with - balsam fir, basil, bay laurel, bergamot, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, mandarin, orange, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, skin care, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Notes of interest- There is a current trend of adding drops of lemon essential oil to water and drinking it to facilitate detoxification. AroMed is all about safety, and we do not advocate using essential oils this way. Oil and water do not mix, and experienced aromatherapists and herbalists are seeing the consequences of this lifestyle choice. Specifically seen are gastrointestinal inflammation/irritation and elevated liver function tests, which indicate the liver is being stressed. The d-limonene in lemon is very liver supportive when used properly.  We recommend putting fresh lemon wedges in your water, diffusing the oil, using lemon in cleaning supplies or adding lemon to body care products ...you get the benefits without the risk to your health!

Safety data- We recommend keeping d-limonene rich oils in the refrigerator to decrease chance of oxidation. Photosensitivity is possible, particularly with cold pressed lemon oil. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Resources-

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V. A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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