Tuesday Tip-Off – Lemon

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(pictures and information from doTERRA blog and EverythingEssentials.me)

Lemon essential oil is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser and can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing Lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a cleansing booster. 

Traditionally, Lemon oil has many uses. It is a powerful antiseptic and can be an effective means to improve circulation.  It is a considered to be an excellent antibacterial agent. This makes it well suited for respiratory infections or inflammation.  Historically, adding a few drops of Lemon oil to warm water with a sweetener has provided relief for many suffering from coughs or sore throats.

Additionally, its pleasant sweet aroma can be uplifting to lighten any mood as well as cleansing to the environment.  One of the easiest ways to receive the remarkable qualities associated with Lemon oil is to diffuse it into the air or utilize direct inhalation from the palms of the hands. Lemon oil can effortlessly be applied to the bottom of the feet or added to a glass of water as a purifier and for a quick energizing boost.  Interestingly, Lemon oil has also been known to be strengthening to the fingernails. Simply apply the oil directly onto the nails.

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