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Lemon Essential Oil - Your Household Handyman

by Elizabeth Patrick July 26, 2020

Lemon Essential Oil - Your Household Handyman

Like someone who can fill a hole in drywall, fix a leaky faucet, or replace a flat, Lemon Essential Oil is an effective little multi-tool that can assist in any upkeep for your body and mind as well as your house. This oil as become a bit of a sensation in the world of essential oils - having uses that range from mood enhancement to disinfecting many a household surface.

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Read on for the realm of uses the Lemon Essential Oil is good for and see why no home would be complete without it. 

 

Household Cleaning Solution

With its antimicrobial and disinfecting properties, there are many mixtures you can concoct with Lemon Essential Oil to clean just about anything in the house:

  1. All-Purpose Cleaner - combine with a cup of water, 1/2 a cup of vinegar and Tea Tree Essential Oil in a glass spray bottle.
  2. Soap Scum Remover - mix a few drops in a bowl of hot water and use a microfiber cloth to wipe.
  3. Microwave Cleaner/Deodorizer - add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to a bowl of vinegar and water, let it run in the microwave for 3-5 minutes and let it sit for an equal amount of time, the steam will soften the caked on mess and make it easier to clean. 

 

Mood Booster

Feeling down or unmotivated? A few wiffs of Lemon Essential Oil ought to perk you right up! A few drops in a diffuser or a quick inhale straight from the bottle can brighten your day. It's also shown promise to reduce anxiety and stress. 

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Check out our blog "The Five Best Oils to Use for Mental Health" to see what other essential oils can be used to strengthen your state of mind and reduce your stress. 

 

Nausea Reducer

Lemon Essential Oil has been used as an aid in countering the effects of indigestion. It's also shown to reduce the effects of nausea faced by those in their first few months of pregnancy. As one of the many distasteful side-effects that come with pregnancy, nausea is one many would prefer not to deal with.

The best way to reduce these stomach-turning effects is through aromatherapy - add a few drops in your diffuser to get your stomach settled. 

 

Skin Enhancer

Lemon Essential Oil's properties that fight off and kill bacteria are also beneficial to our skin. While its antioxidant properties help exfoliate the skin to preserve its tone, it's been effective against bacterial strains such as E. coli which makes it a discernible choice for treating open wounds. 

You can either add Lemon Essential Oil to a desired area one drop at a time, or add a few drops to your face wash as a form of dilution. 

 

Hopefully you may have found one if not all of these uses of Lemon Essential Oil to prove effective in your home and on your body. Yet, the research still continues, and there is still a world of possibilities for Lemon Essential Oil to conquer. 



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