Tuesday, September 30, 2014

everyday oils || lemon

Our family loves lemon oil.  Mostly we put it in our water bottles each day to purify it, but it's also great for immune system support, and I think it's helps keep me pretty regular!...TMI, I know.  One of my favorite things is the fresh smell of lemon oil, it's pretty fantastic!  So when I use it to clean, it leaves everything smelling so fresh, not like store bought cleaning products that give me a headache.

Here are some other tips for using lemon oil:
  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
  • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.
  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
  • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or breakfast shake for a refreshing pick-me-up.
  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.
Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil. 

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My wish this week is for you to be healthy!  It seems like so many people are getting sick, and I realize it's totally that time of the year.  EO's have worked wonders for my family as far as helping to prevent sickness, and I wish the same thing for you and your family!

Disclaimer:  My words are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or health ailment.  Please do your research and make informed decisions when it comes to you and your family’s health.  I am not a doctor and am only sharing what has worked with my family.  Results may differ for each person.  Thank you!

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A Savory Feast


Ember Grey. said...

well talk about perfect timing! I just responded to you on Fawn's blog about which oils we got and one of them was lemon! I love some of your ideas... will have to try them out :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Yes!! And since you love the smell of lemon cleaners...get cleaning! :) Can't wait to hear how you like the oils. Just remember, it takes time to get used to using them, just start trying and experimenting! :) Love that Fawn girl.

Fawn Rosenbohm said...

Amy. I love Lemon. I have to say it's one of my faves too. Although I say that about a lot of the oils lol I do drink it in my water first thing every morning though and it was the first one I ran out of and had to reorder. My ER is going out soon and I am trying to decide what to get there are so many I want!

Amy @ Set Free said...

I know...I can never decide either! There's so many I already use and love and want more, but I always want to try new ones too!! Too bad we don't live closer to each other, we could share them! :)

Katie said...

I've been itching to get into the oils! I have heard so many good things!

Bethany Floyd said...

I want to use oils so much but it seems overwhelming with so many different kinds and not knowing where to start. This definitely helps me understand better.

Amy @ Set Free said...

I have a great promo going on right now for oils... if you purchase a premium starter kit and refer a friend who does the same, you can choose any product up to a $40 value that I'll send you for free!! Let me know if you have any questions. EO's are definitely helping my family. :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

They can definitely be overwhelming. I've been using them for several months now and I still feel like I have so much to learn. But it's definitely an experiment and there are so many resources for support out there, which I can totally help you with! I have a great promo going on right now for oils... if you purchase a premium starter kit (which includes the Everyday Oils set, a great place for anyone to start who's never used oils) and refer a friend who does the same, you can choose any product up to a $40 value that I'll send you for free!! Let me know if you have any questions. EO's are such a fantastic alternative for healthy living.

Jessica said...

Never really looked into lemon oil so this was pretty interesting. Great post!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oh thank you!! Yes, lemon is wonderful...use it everyday! :)

Mariel Collins said...

I've heard amazing things about essential oils. I have yet to try any though:)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Well I'm happy to send you some samples if you'd like. You can email your address to me and I'll drop some in the mail. :) amykcaudill@gmail.com

Katie said...

I will keep that in mind.. thanks! :)