Lemon Oil & Its Benefits in Aromatherapy

The humble lemon is perhaps one of the most widely grown and widely used fruits in the world. From cooking, to medicine, to cleaning the lemon is known all over the world for its many wonderful properties.

Lemon oil is also widely used in aromatherapy. Let us look at some of the benefits of lemon oil in aromatherapy that make it such a popular essential oil.

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Lemon oil has a fresh citrus smell that reinvigorates the body and mind. In fact, it is frequently used in massage oils, perfumes, soaps, aftershaves, and toothpastes due to its refreshing smell. Lighting an aromatherapy candle made of lemon oil, or using a diffuser to spread the aroma of lemon oil across the room, can help you feel rejuvenated and more energetic. The aroma of lemon oil induces a feeling of lightness and freshness. You feel clean, reenergized, and ready to take on the world. In fact, the smell of lemon oil is so closely associated with cleanliness in the human psyche, that it is frequently used in cleaning products as well.

The aroma of lemon oil also helps the mind to concentrate better. Students, and others involved in academic and intellectual pursuits should keep an aromatherapy lamp with lemon oil on their desks to increase their concentration and improve their creativity.

In addition to its refreshing aroma, lemon oil can also help to boost the immune system. Lemon oil, combined with angelica, may be ingested, under the supervision of a trained aromatherapist, for treating influenza, boosting vitality, and treating infections.

Lemon oil may also be applied directly to insect bites. It helps to reduce itching and inflammation. Lemon oil also helps to fight viral and bacterial infections. The oil may be applied as an aromatherapy massage blend or in a vaporizer, for this purpose.

The topical application of lemon oil is also good for treating skin conditions such as acne, dandruff, cellulite, eczema, and warts. The oil may also be administered as a bath or massaged onto the skin. Lemon oil also soothes the digestive system and can be used to treat indigestion and heartburn.

Lemon oil is also used to destroy air-borne bacteria. It is very useful in hospitals and clinics, because in addition to ensuring a germ-free environment, it also helps to mask any unpleasant odors and lifts the spirits of the patients. The oil may be diffused by the use of aromatherapy diffusers or lamps.

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