Explaining Essential Oils- Lemon

Explaining Essential Oils- Lemon

Lemon Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus Limon

What is it?

Lemon essential oil is made from extracting the oils lemon rinds by using a cold-press. It is a favored among essential oil users because it is natural, inexpensive and has a wide variety of uses.

How can I use it?

Acne Treatment.  Washing your face and then applying a diluted solution of lemon essential oil to acne prone areas can be an effective remedy in preventing breakouts. Lemon contains properties which promote PH balance on the skin, so it is a great natural astringent.

Antiseptic. Because of the chemical properties in lemon essential oil, it can be used a natural first aid remedy to clean wounds, scrapes and scratches. It is a staple in holistic first aid kits and can be safely used as a diluted solution in the place of alcohol and peroxide.

Natural Cleaning Solution. Cleaning your home with toxic chemicals such as bleach and ammonia can be a health hazard and can worsen symptoms of certain medical conditions, which is why using cleaning solutions such as lemon essential oil mixed with white vinegar are promoted by holistic health practitioners as a safe alternative. You can find a wide variety of natural cleaning recipes on the recipe section of our website!

What are the benefits?

Lemon is a natural antifungal and antibacterial. It can be used in culinary, medicinal, and also home uses in cleaning supplies. It is an affordable oil that is a great holistic ingredient in hundreds of natural recipes.  

What are the risks?

Lemon essential oil is concentrated and needs to be safely diluted to prevent topical burns and irritation. It is also a citrus oil, which can make you more sensitive to the sun’s UV light and may increase the risk of sunburn.

Do not ever start or stop any natural remedy, supplement, or treatment without first checking with your healthcare provider and discussing the risks and benefits.

Be sure you are using a bio-friendly, 100% therapeutic grade oil. Do not ingest a low-quality oil, as they may be filled with other products and not 100% pure.

Where to buy?

Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer a selection of high-quality essential oils to improve your well-being. Our full line of essential oils is USDA certified and 100% organic.  We stand by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life!”