Valentine’s Day is over and signs of Spring are everywhere. Here in Alabama we have been having March Winds & April Showers, and February is not yet over. Outside my daffodils are blooming; their bright yellow heads sticking up out of the mass of dead herb branches that desperately need cutting back. These sunny yellow daffodils rejuvenate me and bring to my mind the tangy scent of Lemon Essential Oil.
Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Lemon Essential Oil is antidepressant, diuretic, and stimulating. It’s fresh citrus scent brings clarity, focus, and upliftment that will center and rejuvenate our souls.
Try 3-4 drops in an Oil Burner. Burn it as often as needed throughout your day. Mix 6-8 drops with 1/2 ounce of your favorite carrier oil. This mixture can be worn as a body perfume or place 4-5 drops of the mixture into your bath whenever you wish to be rejuvenated and uplifted.
Massage 2-3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil, mixed with 1/2 ounce carrier oil, onto your stomach, ankles, or any other body part that is swelling due to water retention.
Lemon Essential Oil should never be used neat on the skin as it can act as a skin irritant.
I love to use Lemon Essential Oil in my cleaning water, especially for Spring Cleaning. You can even safely use it in your dish washing water. After cleaning cabinets, closets, etc…place a couple of cotton balls saturated with Lemon Essential Oil in dark corners, out of the way places, etc… for a fresh, tangy scent. The cotton balls will need to replaced once per month.
Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)
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