There are sooooo many reasons to love lemon essential oil! But first, we need a little label lesson and why I put “oils” in the plural!
Young Living has a line of oils called the “Vitality Line.” These oils are all certified safe for ingestion. That’s right – you can drink them! After all, there is nothing but 100% pure essential oil in the bottle, so you should be able to. It’s just another reason ONLY Young Living! But the powers that be (read: governmental regulating agencies) do not agree that something safe for your skin is ALSO safe for you to ingest. What does that mean? Well, they don’t agree that you can ingest an oil that is also safe for topical use.
I know; I know. It’s nuts.
So, behold: Two different labels. The white vitality label for Lemon is for ingestion. The yellow label for Lemon is for “topical and aromatic use.” The oils in these bottles are exactly the same. Only the labels are different. Picking up what I’m laying down? Same oil — 2 labels — 3 uses. Got it?
Now, behold! 10 reasons I love Lemon. Ohhhh, it’s so good!
1. The smell
Oh, the smell of Lemon Essential Oil is divine. Simply uplifting and invigorating. Citrus smells are scientifically proven to lift your mood. I call Lemon my “sunshine in a bottle.” It truly is. The smell of lemon is incredibly uplifting!
2. Flavoring Food
Lemon Vitality is an excellent oil to use for my famous line: “Ditch and switch.” I have parted ways with all of my sugary extracts and dried herbs in favor of Vitality Essential Oils. It is cheaper and tastes better! Lemon is fabulous for this! We make lemon cookies, lemon cheesecake, lemon cupcakes, sugar-free lemonade…the options are endless! And the best part is that it only takes a few drops!
3. Better Cleaning
Lemon is a great degreaser. If you have a gunked up pan, a drop of lemon on your sponge will do the trick. Same thing for greasy hands! Or how about getting rid of chemical rinse aid in your dishwasher? Just use a little distilled white vinegar with a drop of lemon for shiny dishes! Hard water? A drop or two of lemon. It works!
4. Cleansing Skin
Lemon essential oil is photosensitive. Meaning, when you put a drop on your skin and go out in the sun, it will leave a white spot. So, when I use lemon on my skin, I do it at night. Risk eliminated! Why use lemon on your skin? If you get the occasional pimple, a drop of lemon on it every night will help it to go away! It is very cleansing.
5. For Whiter Teeth!
That’s right – lemon essential oil can help to whiten your teeth. Citrus oils come from the rinds of their fruits – not the pulp inside. Therefore, it is not acidic and won’t eat away at your tooth enamel. For whiter teeth, add a drop or two of lemon with a little baking soda and coconut oil. Coat your teeth for a couple of minutes and rinse. Voila!
6. Natural “Goo Gone”
This is a mom’s best friend. Since I have 9 kids, this is very useful to me! A drop or two of lemon will help to remove sticker residue!!
7. Appetite Control
A drop or two of Lemon Vitality a few times a day can help to curb your appetite and boost your metabolism**. You can take it in a capsule or just add it to a GLASS of water – no plastic! True Lemon oil will eat plastic away. You don’t want that!
8. Immune Support
Lemon is a natural immune booster. Add Lemon Vitality to your water and drink it. You can also combine it with a small amount of coconut oil and rub it over your lymph nodes to support your lymph system.
9. Digestive Support
If you ever suffer from occasional heartburn or sour stomach, Lemon Vitality can be very, very helpful. I use lemon during the third trimester of my pregnancies and it helps tremendously. Just a couple of drops in water can do the trick!
10. Liver Support
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to support your liver. A few drops of lemon everyday – either Lemon topically over your liver or Lemon Vitality in your water – can help to boost your liver function. Your liver’s function is to cleanse toxins from your bloodstream. That’s pretty important.
These are just a few reasons I love, love, LOVE Lemon and Lemon Vitality essential oils. Consider joining Young Living today, and you will receive even more education and support from me on your journey to wellness. Essential Oils have changed my life – and they will yours, too!
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