Lemon (Citrus limonum)
|Benefits and Uses of Lemon Oil:
Lemon oil is like many
other essential oils; it has antiseptic properties as well. Lemon oil is also
known as Rational oil, the reason being that the fragrance of the lemon oil is
such that it causes a person to feel pleasant and reduce the negative emotions
as well. This is probably why it is useful for aromatherapy as well. Lemon oil
reduces the stress and helps to increase the levels of concentration. A few
drops of lemon oil on your tissue paper can work wonders! Its antidepressant
properties can drive the blues away. One can feel a kind of alertness in the
body with just a whiff of lemon oil.
It is known that lemon
oil is beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety and blood pressure
problems. Apart from this it also helps to relieve sore throat and digestive
problems and respiratory infections.
Lemon oil is highly
beneficial for the immune system as well. Being high in the vitamin content it
helps to build the body’s resistance power to fight against various diseases.
Lemon oil is also very useful for stomach disorders
such as stomach cramps, acidity and indigestion.
The skin can find many benefits due to lemon oil. Dull
skin can be fixed in a jiffy with lemon oil. This oil also has astringent
properties in it as well. This is probably the reason why lemon oil is
beneficial for the pimples and other such skin problems. Lemon oil is especially
beneficial for oily skin. There are times when lemon oil may cause some kind of
skin irritation if used in its pure form, on the skin. In cases of sensitive
skin, the oil would need to be diluted for better results.
Lemon oil is also useful for hair care as it helps to
get rid of dandruff. It also adds a luster and sheen to dull and limp
Lemon oil also helps to nourish and protect furniture.
Wood furniture is known to look as good as new if cleaned with some lemon oil.
If you are troubled with sleepless nights then lemon
oil may just be the solution for you. This is a great boon for people who suffer
This oil is also an
important ingredient in most skin care products. Most face washes include lemon
oil due to its antiseptic properties.
Lemon is one of the most popular citrus fruits in the
world and is used for culinary purposes as it is a good source of vitamin and
helps in digestion. It also provides a good taste and aroma to food. Further
lemon juice is one of the most popular drinks in the world as it is very
healthy, tasty, and low cost.
Other health benefits
of lemon oil include the following:
Stress: Lemon oil is
calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion,
dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension. It has to ability to
refresh the mind by creating a positive mind-frame and removing negative
emotions. It is also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps in increasing
concentration and alertness. It can therefore be used as a room freshener in
offices to increase the efficiency of the employees.
Insomnia: Usage of
lemon oil ensures good sleep and helps those suffering from insomnia.
Immune System: Lemon
oil has high vitamin content and therefore it helps in increasing the immunity
of the body. It further stimulated White Blood Cells and thus increases your
ability to fight diseases. Lemon oil also improves the circulation in the body.
Lemon oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria and
Stomach Disorders: Since lemon oil is carminative, it
is used in treating various stomach problems including indigestion, acidity,
stomach upsets, cramps, etc.
Skin Care: Lemon oil is a good remedy for the
increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature,
and rejuvenates dull skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples
and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for oily skin.
Lemon oil can be used
in a cream or lotion to clear congested skin. The astringent properties are
great for oily skin conditions. The antiseptic effect of lemon oil on the other
hand, helps to treat any cuts, boils and minor wounds. The rubefacient action of
the oil further helps to sort out cellulite, as well as helping with acne.
Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use lemon oil to get
strong, healthy and shinning hair. Lemon oil is also used for removing dandruff
Over Weight: Lemon juice is very helpful in reducing
Tiredness: Lemon oil is refreshing and stimulating and
increase the circulating. It is helpful in removing mental as well as physical
Asthma: It is believed that lemon is also useful for
Other benefits of lemon include the
Cleaners: Lemon is a
good cleaner; therefore it is used for cleansing the body, metal surfaces, etc.
It is also a disinfectant and hence it is used for cleaning surfaces such as
butcher’s knife and block that can get contaminated easily.
Soaps and Cosmetics:
Lemon juice and lemon essential oil is used in soaps, face wash and many
personal care and skin care cosmetics due to its antiseptic nature.
Perfumes: Lemon oil
has a distinct refreshing aroma which makes it a good ingredient for perfumes.
Many scented candles contain lemon oil. It is also uused in potpourris.
Lemon oil is used in various artificial drinks concentrates to give them the
taste of lemon juice.
Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils
including lavender essential oil, rose oil, neroli essential oil, sandalwood
oil, geranium essential oil, ylang ang essential oil, tea tree essential oil,
are plenty of prescription and chemical formulas designed to help quell the
dermatological nightmare that is acne, sometimes you don't need to go farther
than your kitchen for a remedy. Lemon has long been used as a natural cleanser,
and lemon peel can be used as an ingredient in a wash to help clear up acne.
Benefits of Lemon Peel.
Because acne most often occurs in oily skin,
the acid in the lemon peel helps to eliminate excess oils on the face. Lemon
peel also acts as a skin lightener, which is perfect for those who tan a lot or
have naturally uneven tones. The acid in the lemon peel is primarily what drives
these benefits, and it naturally breaks up oil, and helps to dissolve dead skin
cells. The lightening occurs for the same reason, as sun-exposed cells are
broken up by the lemon's acidity, and new growths are promoted. This is
especially useful for those looking to soften freckles as well as get rid of
In addition to minimizing acne breakouts,
using lemon peel has a number of preventative properties as well. Using lemon
peel can prevent buildup caused by other face products or frequent make-up use.
Lemon peel can also help with a mild sunburn, as it promotes new skill cell
Lemon Peel Oil.
Lemon peel essential oil acts as a natural
astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide on the skin, which is of particular
benefit to people with problem and acne skin. The rubefacient and diuretic
properties are also used to bring balance to the fluids in the cells and
ensuring optimum circulation - which is needed to remove cellulite.
are various benefits of lemon peel essential oil as it is an excellent natural
astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide which is of particular benefit to people
with problem skin and to remove cellulite. The rubefacient and diuretic
properties are of great value, as it balances the fluids in the cells and
ensures optimum circulation.
It further has the ability to stimulate the
white corpuscles in the blood, which defends the body and fights
It is also used to balance the pH of the skin, by
counteracting acidity on its surface and acts as a very mild natural bleach or
lightener on the skin, which enables it to brighten dull skin color and calm
redness, as well as the irritation of an inflamed skin.
composition of lemon oil contains alpha-pinene, camphene, beta-pinene, sabinene,
myrcene, alpha-terpinene, linalool, beta-bisabolene, limonene,
trans-alpha-bergamotene, nerol as well as neral.
It has antimicrobial,
antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic,
diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, rubefacient, tonic, as well as vermifuge
therapeutic properties on the skin.
The rich outermost
part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, which can be used
On a lemon, it is the yellow part of the peel on the
outside of a lemon. The peel of a citrus fruit contains two (2) top layers; the
zest (the outermost part of the rind), and the pith (a white, fibrous membrane
directly below the zest which helps to protect the fruit inside). The zest is
shiny, brightly colored, and textured; it is the outer surface of the fruit
which consumers can directly see.
Lemon zest has an intense lemon/citrus
flavor with very little bitterness. The bitterness is primarily found in the
white part of the lemon (the white pith). The white pith will give your dish a
bitter undertaste. Carefully zest your citrus fruits leaving the pith on the
Citrus zest is full of compounds that fight cancer. When you
squeeze a lemon (or peel an orange), save the skin.
Scientists at De
Montfort University in the United Kingdom found that a compound in tangerine
peel called salvestrol Q40 kills an enzyme that spurs the growth of human cancer
Previous research has shown that limonene, a compound found in
lemon, orange, and grapefruit peel, might also decrease cancer risk.
Zest the well-washed fruit - toss the bitter white pith - and add to
soups, baked goods, yogurt, or hot tea or homemade skin cace
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to
diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and
before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own
health care provider.