So the juicy stuff first: Lemon is the oil of focus. It nourishes the mind and helps you stay mentally present in the moment. It dispels confusion and brings clarity, and can be helpful with learning difficulties, as it calms fears and insecurities and inspires curiosity and playfulness. Lemon oil can bring a buoyancy to the heart and it infuses the soul with energy and light. Plus, it never fails to make me smile, and has become an important part of my daily self care rituals.
Every morning, before I leave the house, I fill a mason jar with water and add 3 drops of Lemon oil. It wakes me up, lifts my spirits and jump starts my metabolism. And it's so refreshing. Sometimes I'll add Peppermint or DigestZen to start my ever cranky tummy off on an extra positive path.
And every evening, I mix one drop Lemon with a drop of Frankincense and some coconut oil and gently (and carefully) dab under my eyes in an attempt to brighten the dark brown circles under my eyes. *As Lemon oil can make the skin photosensitive, I only do this at night.*
(Side note: It's definitely an experiment at the moment. Lemon oil is known to have skin brightening properties, and Frankincense can help rejuvenate the skin. After two months, I have seen some lightening, or maybe the skin is just healthier now. Either way, I have noticed I am willing to go with little to no makeup much more frequently these days.)
Some great other uses I'm pumped to try:
Mixed with coconut or olive oil, it can be used on scratched wood floors.
Added to a wet wash cloth and tossed into the dryer with a forgotten load of laundry.
I'm not "pumped" to use it to get gum out of hair, but real glad to know that it's a great anti-sticking agent.
"It is probable that the lemon is the most valuable of all fruit for preserving health."
~ Maud Grieve, noted herbalist