1. Add Lemon to Your Water
You’ve probably heard about how healthy it is to drink lemon water. Instead of stocking up on lemons, you can just add 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil to your daily morning glass of water. This will help cleanse your liver and kidney of toxins. Drinking this daily can also can boost your metabolism.
You could also add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or smoothie to get the same results. The lemon oil will also add a nice flavor to your morning drink!
2. Maintain Clear Skin
If you struggle with breakouts or oily skin, adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to your moisturizer can help balance the oil glands in your skin. Just don’t use your enhanced moisturizer on days you plan to be outside; the lemon oil is UV sensitive.
3. Wash Your Fruit and Vegetables Efficiently
Many fruits and vegetables have a waxy residue that can be hard to wash off with plain water. Clean your food completely and sanitize them with the help of 3 to 5 drops of lemon oil added to a water-filled sink.
4. Whiten Your Teeth
Lemon essential oil can lighten stains and they can do that for your teeth. Mix the oil with baking soda and coconut oil and rub the mixture on your teeth. Wait for two minutes and then rinse.
5. Improve Your Mood
Put lemon essential oil in a diffuser to lift your spirits and to give yourself a clearer outlook on your day. The fresh scent can rejuvenate your mood and can help you attain a positive mindset.
6. Boost Your Immunity
To maintain your health during cold and flu seasons, try mixing lemon essential oil with coconut oil and rubbing it on your neck. This encourages proper nasal function.
7. Reduce Morning Sickness
Diffusing lemon essential oil can help pregnant woman feel better if they’re struggling with morning sickness. Even just opening a bottle of lemon oil and sniffing it can help you feel less nauseous instantly.
8. Soften Your Feet
Do you have corns, bunions, or calluses on your feet? Try rubbing lemon essential oil on your feet every morning and evening for softer feet that you’ll be proud to show off in summer sandals.
9. Improve Circulation
Maintaining proper circulation in your body and skin can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and to remove waste from your cells. Massage lemon essential oil into the skin around your problem areas regularly to achieve optimal circulation.
10. Strengthen Your Hair
Shampooing every day can cause damage to hair, but some people need to shampoo their hair daily because of oily hair. After washing your hair, put four drops of lemon oil to your wet hands and apply that to your hair. Rinse the oil off and style as usual. The lemon oil will help reduce oily hair, helping your hair become stronger thanks to less shampooing. The oil will also help your hair become more shiny!
Some people also report that lemon oil helps reduce dandruff, so that’s another great use for lemon oil for your hair.
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