Lemons are lovely and so are you. Lemons represent happiness, simplicity and joy and the essential oil has an uncanny knack of doing the same. I love this oil and use it frequently when treating clients. Not only is it a great oil for muscle fatigue but it helps you to feel refreshed and cleansed, ready to go on with a new outlook.
Lemon essential oil is light and sparkly and has many applications. As the molecules of this essential oil are simple, it tends to fly away quickly when used in a vapouriser or burner so it’s important to anchor it with heavier oils. As a perfume or body oil blend it holds its own but has slight photo-toxic qualities – meaning if you go out into the sun you could burn more than you would without it. So just remember not to slather it all over you and sunbake – ok?
Lets check out some recipes with magnificent lemon oil –
1. Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.
***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.
For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”
“End of the Week Relaxathon”
Get rid of the working week and into a relaxing weekend –
Lemon 4 drops
Peru Balsam 4 drops
Release puffiness and a feel a bit lighter –
Lemon 3 drops
Fennel 2 drops
Cypress 3 drops
“Legs Up The Wall”
When your legs and feet hurt use this blend and then elevate your legs and rest –
Lemon 4 drops
Marjoram 2 drops
Peppermint 2 drops
2. Face Mask
Usually add 1 or 2 drops of oil to some clay and add water, floral water or hydrosol.
2 drops of lemon oil will be great for acne skin, oily skin and if you just need to freshen up dull skin.
3. Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist
In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil
(depending on the packaging you have, you may need to use a little alcohol -like vodka- at the bottom of your bottle first, so the oils disperse into smaller drops to prevent clogging the atomiser top. I’ve found sometimes it works just with water, and sometimes it doesn’t – very annoying!)
Lemon 12 drops
Basil 5 drops
Palmarosa 5 drops
Geranium 3 drops
Create your own lemony bubble around you in a non-friendly environment –
Lemon 15 drops
Lavender 5 drops
Marjoram 5 drops
Vanilla CO2 3 drops
Keep your interest and energy levels up all day with a regular mist –
Lemon 10 drops
Juniper 8 drops
Mandarin 5 drops
Rosemary 2 drops
4. Pure Pulse Point Perfume
In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
Stay fresh as –
Lemon 2 drops
Cedarwood Atlas 1 drop
Simplicity is the key –
Lemon 2 drops
Jasmine 3% 3 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
5. Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil –
Lemon 14 drops
Ylang Ylang 6 drops
Lime 5 drops
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas.See my article about intention.