WHAT IS LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL?
Lemon essential oil is an oil that is made from the peel of citrus Limon plants. is most commonly used in aromatherapy with a diffuser, but when mixed with a carrier oil such as almond or avocado, it can also be applied directly to the skin or even added to a bath!
It is important to note that lemon oil should never be applied directly to the skin without first being diluted with a carrier oil as it could result in extreme sensitivity to the sun, and damage your skin. Direct application of lemon essential oil can make you more susceptible to skin cancer as it increases the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet rays. If you do not have a carrier oil available, simply be sure that the use of pure lemon oil is accomplished by the use of sunblock.
BENEFITS OF LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Research has shown that there are four main potential benefits that come with the use of lemon essential oil. Lemon oil is said to help with issues such as:
- Anxiety and stress
- Mood improvement
- Weight loss
- Alzheimer’s Disease
ANXIETY, STRESS, AND MOOD
Recent studies have shown that the smell of lemon oil helps to reduce high levels of corticosterone, which is a type of stress hormone. The reduction of these high levels of stress hormones, lemon oil results in the reduction of anxiety as well as pain.
When mixed with grapefruit oil, it was found that, when inhaled, lemon oil can prevent you from gaining weight. Breathing in lemon oil mixed with grapefruit oil alters the nervous system and results in a quicker breakdown of fat.
Aromatherapy with the use of lemon oil has also been known to potentially improve certain cognitive functions that are found with victims of Alzheimer’s Disease.