Monday, June 13, 2016

Lemon Essential Oil... a basic for your home and health!

Essential oils have a great name... Essential... 
:)  When you see and experiment with all the things you can do with each different essential oil you will be amazed.  I know I was and still am.  Each essential oil does not have only one job they have many hats to wear. 
Lemon is great in your water.  Add to real lemon slices for a burst of flavour.  

Take a deep breath... doesn't it smell amazing. So fresh and clean and don't you feel uplifted?

Clean your counter... yes so simple a drop or two.

Lemon essential oil is a must-have for any essential oil collection. 

Note: I  only use DoTERRA essential oils.  Not all essential oils are created equal.  You will want the best for you, your family and your health... oh and the environment.  DoTERRA is CPTG - Certified Pure Thereputic Grade essential oil.  DoTERRA essential oils have also been approved by Health Canada...  
Check out my website for more info on DoTERRA and there testing.

Here are over 20 unique ways we like to use Lemon:

1. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil to the washer with a load of laundry to help degunk and defunk.
2. Gum stuck in hair? No worries. Add Lemon to save your hair from a cutting catastrophe.
3. If your toothbrush seems a bit tired, add a drop of Lemon and Peppermint to chase away that run-down feeling.
4. Got a scuff mark that just won't go away? Lemon lifts scuff marks in a remarkable way.
5. Add a few drops of Lemon to your dishwasher before each load for an extra grease-cutting power.
6. Add Lemon to your favorite desserts,smoothies, and sauces to help brighten the flavor.
7. Lemon essential oil can lighten your hair.
 8. I ❤️love❤️ lemon. So many uses! It has gotten gum out of the carpet & stickers off glass doors & tables. (The joys of having young kids��)

9. A security guard at work had super glued his fingers together (on accident). We used lemon essential oil on to remove. He was super excited it worked.
10. When you have one of THOSE microwave issues, the one where it REALLY needs a good scrubbing, I put 3-5 drops of lemon EO in a 2 quart glass microwavable bowl. Pop it in the microwave an turn it on for about 15-20. When it stops, you can take a damp cloth an just wipe off all the gunk slick as a whistle. Between the boiling water and the Lemon it makes for an easy clean up instead of a ton of elbow grease.
11.  adding Lemon essential oil to baking soda cleaned my tennis shoes white base to brand new squeaky clean status.
12. a couple drops in a gallon ziplock with vinegar to remove hard water deposits from my shower head. Works like a charm every time!
13. Lemon oil and OnGuard laundry detergent worked together to get the grease stains out of my daughter's ballet tights. Pretty darn amazing!
14. love putting lemon essential oil in my hot tea and sitting there smelling it while it steeps! Uplifting!
15. I put a few drops of lemon in my yogurt for's a wonderful taste along with blueberries. I also use it equally with lime in my water bottles throughout the day.
16. I drink lemon every morning...but my other favorite use for lemon is that it takes paint off my hands pronto!
17.  When one of your children leaves an unopened piece of gum in their pocket and it goes through the wash....getting gum on every article of clothing.
Lemon oil saved a whole load of laundry AND my sanity!!!!
18. Clean kitchen and bath cabinets. A few drops into hot water and dip a rag into the mix and squeeze most all the water out and wipe down your kitchen cabinets to safely remove oil and dirt.

19. I mixed olive oil & lemon oil to clean my stainless steel refrigerator & it worked better than any store bought product I have used!
20. Lemon gets anything sticky off of surfaces. Like annoying Price tags on glass. Also, great glass cleaner and defogs car windshield. The dishwasher trick listed above is amazing too!
21. Makes a great bathroom freshener after know.. Just a a drop or two to the toilet bowl after flushing! Wild orange works great too! No more chemical sprays!
22. I LOVE putting lemon in my water! I drink so much more water when it's flavored with lemon or orange! 
23.  To give your kitchen a bright and happy feel without having to remodel, place the following in your diffuser:

5 drops Lemon
2 drops Wild Orange
1 drop Fennel
1 drop Cedarwood

One of the top-selling dōTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that can be used as a safe cleaner throughout the home.
When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes.
When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to promote a positive mood.
 24. Making a homemade glass cleaner is one of the easiest DIYs in the book. Add 1 1/2 cups white vinegar, 1/2 cup distilled water, and 8 drops of Lemon essential oil to a 16-ounce glass spray bottle for an effective spray that we love!
* Use Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture or garments.
* Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use:
Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use:
Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

I hope you enjoy using lemon essential oil and find some new uses for it.
Remember this is not a complete list... far from it.

This side effect of essential oils... feeling better and it gets addictive. ;)
What essential oil are you going to add to your health next?

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