Lemon Essential Oil: properties, benefits, uses


Lemon essential oil for internal use and as a natural remedy for skin, hair and nail health. 

Properties of lemon essential oil and a thousand uses for skin wellness and as a natural supplement when used orally (yes, the food grade one can be drunk!). This essential oil is useful for eliminating acne, blemishes, cellulite and much more. Let’s see how to make the most of it.


Properties of lemon essential oil

The Lemon essential oil is extracted from the fruits of Citrus Limonum. When we talk about essential oils obtained from citrus fruits we can use the term “essences“, in fact with the terms “lemon essence”  and ” lemon essential oil”, the same product extracted from the fruits of the Rutaceae family is indicated.

The Lemon essential oil is known for its numerous properties and the benefits that exercising for the skin. It is especially appreciated for fighting cellulite, eliminating acne in a natural way and soothing anxiety and nervousness disorders.

Calming properties

In aromatherapylemon essential oil is used to relax the psyche. Vaporized in the environment (with diffusers for essential oils) it seems to have the ability to regenerate the mind and enhance concentration.

Antiseptic properties

The antibiotic and haemostatic properties are useful in case of wounds, infections, stomatitis, canker sores, herpes, gingivitis.

Toning and anti-cellulite properties

It stimulates lymphatic and venous circulation, strengthens blood vessels and thins the blood. It is an excellent natural remedy for fighting heavy legs syndrome. This same property makes lemon essential oil a powerful anti-cellulite product.

Detoxifies from excess toxins. The purifying action, together with the toning properties, make lemon essential oil an excellent anti-cellulite.

Against skin impurities

Thanks to its purifying properties, lemon essential oil is considered an excellent natural remedy for acne, blackheads and facial imperfections. Particularly suitable for those with oily skin.

Lightening properties and anti-aging action

It is able to lighten up to eliminate and lighten face spots. Its lightening properties are combined with the ability to promote the formation of new epidermal cells. For this reason it is suitable for skin with sun spots, old age spots, wrinkles or stretch marks.


Lemon essence, uses and practical advice

The essential oil of lemon can be used to whiten your teeth, to strengthen the nails, to disinfect (adding a few drops in the preparation of detergents or directly into the drum), to eliminate cellulite, beauty masks, to optimize manicure‚Ķ In short, the uses of lemon essential oil are numerous.

At the time of use, it is necessary to dilute the lemon essence in a carrier oil. Any essential oil, in fact, if used pure on the skin, can cause even serious irritation because it is a pure extract full of active ingredients.

For skin spots to lighten, for example, you can add 4 drops of this essence to a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and, with a cotton ball, dab in the affected area.

With less dilution, it can be used for its tonic properties and to create anti-cellulite massage lotions.

For an anti-dandruff remedy for your hair, you can dilute 5 drops of lemon essence in a tablespoon of jojoba oil.

It can be used to perfume the house, disinfect linen or simply to create a more relaxing and welcoming environment, how? Put it in a humidifier, you will have to use a drop of oil for every square meter of the room.


Lemon essential oil for internal use

The essential oil of lemon you can drink? Yes, but only if you buy a food-grade essential oil and if you have a hard time finding it, I’ll tell you where to buy it later.

For internal use, lemon essence is widely used as a natural supplement to be taken, in small quantities, on a daily basis. Even taking it orally requires dilutions, so I recommend diluting the drops of lemon essence in a drink (tea, chamomile, fruit juice, centrifuged …) or in plain water.

The essential oil of lemon, for internal use, activates and improves the immune system by stimulating the production of red and white blood cells. It has antibacterial properties and thus prevents the appearance of coughs, colds and inflammation of the oral cavity (gingivitis, canker sores, stomatitis). It is a mild sedative and for this reason it is used to relieve nervous tension. However, for this purpose, the essential oil of Lemon is more suitable, which acts as a light natural sedative.


Lemon essential oil, where to buy it

When it comes to essential oils  but in general this applies to all natural remedies, there are two factors that determine the effectiveness of the treatments; the first is the constancy of use, the second factor is quality: the active ingredients of essential oils are preserved only if the production process is followed with extreme care so as to respect the characteristics of each plant.

Not only that, if you buy a pure lemon essential oil, this is not necessarily suitable for consumption: even if the production process is the same, an essential oil born for external use is subject to fewer controls and sees a production chain. (also in terms of packaging) more elastic. For this reason, if you have bought an essential oil for external use (cheaper) you can only use it for the health of the skin even if the chemical composition is the same. Lemon essence can be purchased at a herbalist’s shop or online.


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