Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a great starting oil if you are new to essential oils and want to buy one oil that has multiple uses in your life. It can be used to help clear toxins in a variety of ways, which is why it is referred to as the “cleansing” oil. Keep this guide available to make sure you make the most of this powerful oil.

Lemon essential oil is created by cold-pressing the outer part of the fresh lemon peel. This preserves its delicate nature and potent properties.

Benefits:

  • Supports healthy functioning of the digestive, immune and respiratory systems
  • Cleanses the air and uplifts mood
  • Non-toxic cleaner
  • Anti-anemic & antiseptic

Application Methods:

  • Topical
  • Aromatic
  • Internal

Uses:

  • Internally
    • Add a drop to room temperate or hot water and drink first thing in the morning after you wake up. This will naturally cleanse your body and aid in digestion
    • Add a drop to warm water to support acidic conditions, like arthritis and rheumatism, and liver congestion
    • Bring with you to parties to create a healthy tonic of mineral water (club soda), lemon essential oil & your alcohol of choice.
  • Skin – Lemon oil can help exfoliate your skin. When incorporated into your skincare routine, Lemon oil can help give your complexion a refreshed, healthy looking glow. I use this in my face wash recipe.
  • Air purify – Pour 5 drops in your diffuser and diffuse for a few hours to purify the air and create an uplifting environment
  • All-purpose cleaner – Add 3 drops of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a spray bottle with warm water and spray counter-tops to disinfect, naturally
  • Removing Grease – Mix lemon essential oil into your skin and scrub with water to remove any grease residue.
  • Flavor – use as a flavoring agent in baking, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toilet waters and perfumes.
  • Wash Produce – To clean fruit and vegetables, add 2 drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water, then wash.
  • Mirror and Window Cleaner – Mix 16 drops of lemon oil, 3 cups of white vinegar, and 1 cup water in a spray bottle. Shake well and user to clean mirrors and windows with a clean cloth.

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Pantry Must-haves

Pantry Must-haves

Switching to a vegan lifestyle is the not easiest, I will admit that. However, once you have done enough research and get into the groove of it, it is actually too easy. The most important part is to always have your kitchen ready for you when you need to make something of substance. Having a stocked pantry with healthy items will keep you fit and lean by helping you stay away from buying unhealthy food when you are heading home. I have compiled a list of items I always have in my pantry and constantly buy if I start to run out. (This list does not include items I buy once in awhile for specific recipes).

  • Unsweetened Almond/Cashew Milk
  • Vegan soy-free Cheese (Daiya cheese is my usual choice)
  • Vegan Butter (Earth Balance)
  • Nutritional Yeast (Briggs)
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa Pasta (I am a frequent buyer of Ancient Harvest)
  • Quinoa (red or black)
  • Whole Oats
  • Chickpeas
  • Avocado
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • FRUIT and FRUIT and FRUIT – whatever is in season, have it in your house at all times. This will cure any sugar cravings you have and keep the extra pounds off
  • Bananas
  • Leafy Greens – Spinach, kale, romaine or arugula
  • Natural Nut Butter – Buy nut butter that has only two ingredients or less!
  • Peppermint or Ginger Tea – Drink these every night after dinner
  • Organic inner leaf Aloe vera  liquid (George’s is the best!)
  • Raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Brigg’s)