One of my first stories on this blog was about lemons – The Loveliness of Lemons!.
Lemons truly are delightful and I categorize the essential oil from the rind as an oil of happiness. Sparkly, zingy, zesty, fresh, clarifying and clean, lemon essential oil is a must-have oil for the aromatherapy enthusiast.
I use lemon oil frequently when treating clients as I find it’s a great addition to a body blend for sore muscles. When I was studying, I remember my teacher telling me a therapist she knew used lemon juice with oil for sore muscles and had great results. Not sure if I could do that (you’d smell like a salad after the massage), but the essential oil is definitely the go.
From my earlier article:
Lemon essential oil is an uplifting oil with a sweet innocence about it, but don’t be fooled – it has a solid place in modern aromatherapy.
Some aromatherapists and scientific data claim lemon oil is good for:
- stimulating the action of white blood cells
- killing bacteria in the gut
- soothing and lessening varicose veins
- tonifying the circulatory system and aiding high blood pressure
- helping the body shed excess fluids
- decreasing cellulite
- improving concentration
- easing rheumatic pain & gout pain
- stopping the flow of blood with cuts and abrasions
…… and the list continues.
Lemon essential oil is inexpensive and accessible and has a scent that is also easy to inhale. Within the chemical constituents and energy of the drops of lemon oil, lay the coded information of lightness and happiness. I often say the words “refresh and reload” in my mind when I get the bottle of lemon oil out, and it does just that!
* Feeling tired and uninspired? Lemon oil.
* Need a new perspective on life? Lemon oil.
* Want some more joy? Lemon oil.
*Just like clicking on the “reload” icon in your web browser, lemon essential oil can give you a clean slate to start from.
* Add some drops of lemon oil to your water when cleaning surfaces in the house or completely brighten your home with lemon essential oil in the bucket of water for mopping the floors. When cooking with lemons I always keep the rind to rub over the kitchen benches at night to combat bacteria.
Lemons are a fruit of old and have origins in Asia – from Burma and India through to China.
They entered Europe near southern Italy no later than the 1st century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. However, they were not widely cultivated. They were later introduced to Persia and then to Iraq and Egypt around 700 AD. The lemon was first recorded in literature in a 10th-century Arabic treatise on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in early Islamic gardens. It was distributed widely throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region between 1000 and 1150. Wikipedia
So a big hooray for lemons, and lemon essential oil. They have survived for this long because they are wonderful! Stay tuned for my next article 10 Recipes with Lemon Essential Oil.