Lemon Essential Oil is reputed to have powerful anti-microbial activity. It can also boost energy and metabolism, uplift the mood, enhance skin quality, and disinfect surfaces. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy.
In a massage, Lemon Essential Oil relieves fatigue and flu symptoms, boosts energy and metabolism, and reduces the appearance of cellulite. In a bath, Lemon Essential Oil enhances the mood and generally tones the body. In cosmetics, Lemon Essential Oil tightens and tones skin, reduces the amount of oil production in skin and hair, and leaves the complexion looking vibrant, healthy, and smooth.1
Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. The juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sunburns and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings, too. It is also good for acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads.2
Slow Signs of Ageing
As per a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, lemon juice is a high antioxidant beverage. The high amounts of antioxidants and citric acid can reduce oxidative stress and prevent the negative effects of free radicals in the body. This is particularly good for the skin and can slow the signs of aging, reduce the appearance of sunspots and wrinkles, and give your skin a healthy glow.3
When the skin becomes oily, lemon oil provides a natural tonifier, balancing and rejuvenating the skin when used properly. Simply diluting a natural carrier oil such as jojoba or soy with 1 percent lemon oil provides the necessary components to assure proper absorption and penetration to the skin.
Blending juniper and rosemary to lemon oil with a carrier oil as the base, creates a beneficial combination formula to combat cellulite.4
Compounds called polyphenols are found in lemon oil and provide an impressive anti-viral property. When used in a balm, lemon oil can effectively treat cold sores. Christiane Northrup, M.D., advises applying lemon oil in balm form to the lip when an individual feels a cold sore coming on. Applying the balm several times a day will deteriorate all signs of appearance, and normally heal completely within 6 days.5
Lemon oil deploys antiseptic effects on fresh minor infections of the skin, including acne. Applications can be made with a small compress of lemon and lavender oil diluted in a bowl of water. Simply absorb the surface mixture with a facecloth and hold in place on the wound for up to 10 minutes, suggests Colorado LMT, Carri Reichert. Dilution prevents the stinging pain of straight application to an open wound, making it more tolerable; the combination with lavender oil provides soothing effects. Avoid going into the sun immediately after using lemon oil on the skin as burning and itching may occur.6
Dry weather conditions can play havoc on skin especially to pronounced rough patches around the elbows, feet, or even on the hands. When mixed with a few drops of glycerin, and applied to these areas before bed, you’ll wake up refreshed and with smooth, soothed, healthier skin, according to New York City skin care specialist, Lia Schorr. Lemon oil is rich in vitamin C, a necessary component to healthy skin care and wellness.7