What is lemon essential oil
The bitter, deliciously fresh and sweet-citrus aroma of lemon oil, albeit cold in nature, immediately brings about associations with sunny southern countries and the unique freshness of young herbs. This essential oil, which is obtained mainly from lemon peel, either by the standard method of steam distillation or by pressing, began to be produced back in the 16th century. And since then it has been one of the most popular oils in the world, and also quite affordable.
Lemon has the most bitter and tart aroma from the entire group of citrus esters.
Since all the representatives of the citrus group are characterized by bright aromas, it is categorically not recommended to combine them (the exception is orange oil, obtained from orange peel and neroli, obtained from orange flowers, which combine perfectly with each other).
In perfumery and essential compositions, lemon notes are always top, quickly disappearing tones.
All coniferous woody as well as rich and easily recognizable aromas of ylang-ylang, geranium, lavender and palmarosa possess complementary aromas with respect to lemon.
Impact on the psycho-emotional sphere
Lemon aroma refers to the aromas of the moon, which are responsible for intuition, dreams and spiritual development.
This is a great natural adaptogen that helps to adapt to climatic and social changes.
Bright, bitter, but such an invigorating aroma of lemon prompts creativity and vigorous activity.
This oil restores a positive attitude, helps to get out of stressful and depressive states. Promotes active life changes, increasing concentration and restoring mental strength.
This is the most powerful of all esters, a remedy for vegetovascular dystonia and circulatory disorders. It not only helps restore the normal functioning of the circulatory system, but also eliminates the manifestations of VVD - nausea, headaches, dizziness.
By strengthening the walls of blood vessels, lemon essential oil promotes their rejuvenation, preventing the development of atherosclerosis and varicose veins, normalizes blood composition and metabolism.
Like most citrus oils, lemon is effective for overweight and obesity, has a diuretic and choleretic effect, while also promoting the dissolution of stones with systemic use.
Antibacterial, antiviral, immuno-strengthening and healing effects help to cope with bleeding gums, cracks and cuts, boils, eczema, lichens and warts.
It is also effective for fevers, flu, sore throat, and small compresses relieve eye fatigue.
Eliminates the effects of an overdose of caffeine or alcohol.
Use in cosmetology
Lemon oil is one of the most active cosmetic additives.
- Eliminates pore enlargement and sagging skin.
- Whitens freckles and removes vascular patterns.
- Eliminates edema, excessive oily skin, inflammation and keratosis.
- Significantly reduces the period of treatment for herpes.
As part of hand cream, it also effectively strengthens nails, and in hair products it causes their gradual natural lightening.
This oil is actively used as a room flavor for a quick refreshing effect, eliminating unpleasant odors.
Lemon oil is also a natural counterpart to mosquito repellents and moths.
In cooking, they enhance the aroma of lemon mixtures, and also emphasize the lemon character of pastries and puddings, jellies and mousses.
Application and Dosage
When applying oil to the skin, a completely natural burning sensation occurs, which usually lasts up to 3 minutes.
The only contraindication for the use of this ether is an allergy to citrus fruits. You also need to consider that, like all oils in this group, it provokes photo-burns.
Since lemon oil is very volatile, the bottle should be tightly closed, and when applied, slightly increase the standard dosage.
- For aromatic lamps, instead of the standard 4-5 drops, 5 to 8 drops of this ether should be dripped.
- For personal pendants, use 3 drops.
- If you want to use it for inhalation, then the duration of the procedures should not exceed 7 minutes (4 drops of oil will be enough for hot inhalation).
- For aromatic baths, massage with essential oils, compresses and applications in the oral cavity, take from 4 to 7 drops of lemon on the base.
- To improve the characteristics of cosmetics, including those for therapeutic purposes, for every 5 grams of your finished composition, add 3 drops of this ether.