Do you hate using store-bought cleaning products?
Well, if you’ve ever read their labels, you should. Consumer cleaning products are full of highly toxic spliced-together chemicals.
But, before you get up in arms, consider lemon essential oil for your cleansing needs. Frequently used for its cleansing and disinfecting properties, lemon oil offers a number of health benefits that cover a versatile range of issues.
For instance, the oil possesses natural purifying properties that help protect against environmental threats. In fact, the oil uses these properties to also protect the body against harmful free radicals, as it possesses high antioxidant content.
The oil, too, uplifts the spirit and supports positivity, while enhancing cognitive function. This is all largely due to its high d-limonene content. Moreover, lemon promotes digestive and respiratory health, serving to relieve minor throat irritations.
The oil’s strong purifying and cleansing properties, along with its natural ability to promote positivity, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when facing any number of threats in your environment.
To cleanse and purify surfaces or hands, add 3-4 drops lemon to a spray bottle then fill the rest with distilled water. Shake well and use as needed. You can also simply apply a few drops lemon to a wet cloth and use it to clean and preserve leather furniture or remove tarnish from silver. When combined with olive oil, the blend is a superb wood polish.
For bodily health, diffuse lemon essential oil to promote respiratory function or mental health.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Topically. Internally.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children. This oil is photosensitive; avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applied topically.
Blend Recipe: Disinfecting Spray
- 1 drop Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 3 drops Lime Essential Oil
- 3 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 ounces Witch Hazel
This spray can be used to disinfect and clean surfaces of dust and environmental threats. In a 2 ounce glass spray bottle blend all the ingredients and shake well. Spritz over surfaces and wipe with a rag, as normal. Shake well before each use.