Lemon (Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. Research has even showed that vaporized lemon oil kills various strains of bacteria within 3 hours. It has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles and even combat acne. It helps to promote clarity of thought and purpose with a fragrance that is invigorating, enhancing, and warming.
CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
Air Freshener. Put 6 drops of Lemon oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in bathroom as an air freshener.
Gum, Oil, Grease Spots, and Crayons. Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
Varicose Veins. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
Lemonade. For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 Tbls. of honey and 2 cups of pure water. Adjust to suite your own taste.
Calluses / Bunions / Warts. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous, bunion or wart mornings and evenings until it disappears.
Prolong Life of Fresh Fruit. To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon.
Counter Tops. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter to sterilize.
Dishcloths. Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.
Public Bathrooms. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
Eczema / Acne. Mix several drops of Earth Connection oil with olive or coconut oil and use topically on those areas of concern.