Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wowed by Lemon...

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and this information should not be used for diagnosis or in place of professional medical care or advice.

I decided to write about Lemon essential oil today because I have recently been awed once again by this oil! Yesterday I realized I was out of stain remover and I had a sweatshirt that had 3 grease spots on. I had tried getting the stains out to no avail and I was afraid the sweatshirt was a gonner. I read the other day that Lemon essential oil can help with tough stains - a claim I wasn't quite convinced of. After all, isn't it kind of contradictory to say that an oil will remove an oily stain?! I decided to try it out anyway and see if there was any truth to the claim. I wish I had taken a before and after picture but the thought never even crossed my mind (probably because I didn't really believe it would work!!). I pulled the sweatshirt out of the dryer and much to my delight and surprise, the stains were 100% gone!! I was so thrilled! Once again, essential oils have wowed me - why am I always so surprised when they do something awesome?!

Now, we do use Lemon for many things other than stains in our family! For one thing, it smells heavenly and is delightful to diffuse. One of my favorite combos to diffuse is Joy and Lemon - a perfectly fresh pairing. Lemon is included in the Everyday Oils Kit and can be used for so many things! Here are some other ways we have used Lemon:

  • Swollen or sore glands/lymph nodes
  • Canker sores (contrary to what you might think, it doesn't sting - the essential oil is not extracted from the sour, acidic fleshy part but rather from the peel)
  • Removing sticky residue from any surface (including clothing)
Here are some additional uses for Lemon that we haven't tried yet:
(from Young Living Product Guide)

  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
  • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.
  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
  • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or breakfast shake for a refreshing pick-me-up.
  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.

To order the Everyday Oils Kit, visit here

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and cannot diagnose, cure or treat any illness or malady.

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