When life gives you lemons, make lemon essential oil!
It seems that human beings have had a love affair with the lemon tree since ancient times with many songs poems and quotes being written about the beautiful fragrant citrus tree and the lip puckering fruit it produces.
Lemon essential oil is often overlooked because it is a very common oil used in many different products, but it is one of the most versatile essential oils and has been used for many years for emotional and mental health.
Studies have shown that the vapor from lemon essential oil balances the Dopamine and Serotonin neurotransmitter systems, thus causing anti-stress and anti-anxiety effects!
It is a wonderful oil to create an uplifting spray with to use at the office or wherever you work as it boosts concentration and has an awakening affect on the body and mind.
Lemon essential oil is also lovely to use in household cleaning mixtures as it has disinfecting, antibacterial and freshening properties.
I make a homemade cleaning tonic with apple cider vinegar as a base and add lemon, grapefruit, lavender and tea tree essential oils. It works wonders and leaves my home smelling delightful and cleansed.
Lemon essential oil is said to be a high vibrational oil comparable to a high-toned whistle, which makes it an excellent oil to use to lift spirits.
Brain research concerned with the effects of fragrances has found that lemon oil primarily activates the center of the hippocampus which controls our concentration.
A study in Japan showed that typing mistakes were reduced by fifty four percent when lemon essential oil was used in the room.
Lemon essential oil is very effective during times of confusion and psychological turmoil as it helps clear the mind and aids the decision making process.
The lemon tree requires strong light and has been used as a symbol of yellow. Lemon essential oil will assist you in areas of your life that need light shed upon them, and will hopefully bring you more clarity and joy!