Lavender and Lemon are two popular oils with a plethora of therapeutic uses. Frankly, they are a staple in any essential oil collection. Use them alone or blend together and diffuse for a wonderfully clean and fresh scent! Let’s check out these two goodies a bit closer…
Undoubtedly one of the most popular essential oils used around the world, Lavender is known to have numerous benefits for the mind and body . Calming, soothing, nurturing, healing…basically, the list of adjectives for Lavender could go on and on. It has a sweet, dry, and herbaceous-floral scent that is relaxing and peaceful. Lavender is known to reduce feelings of anxiety and fear by calming an overworked nervous system .
When diluted to 2-5%, this sweetly scented oil can be massaged onto the aches and pains causing discomfort. Lavender’s pain-relieving properties have been widely studied , and results from these studies tell us that topically applying Lavender is an amazing way to soothe discomfort.
To learn more about Lavender Essential Oil, check out these blogs:
- 10 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil
- A New Respect for Lavender
- 7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil
Lemon is a wonderfully bright and fresh essential oil for the winter! It is fantastic for uplifting your mood, providing a boost of energy, and promoting mental clarity and focus. It also makes a wonderful addition to DIY cleaning products. Try combining ½ cup of baking soda with a teaspoon of dish soap and a tablespoon of peroxide. Add 8 drops of Lemon and mix well. This paste can be used to shine your stainless steel sink or remove the labels from glass jars! Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the nice pick-me-up sort of scent that Lemon brings with it.
If you are wanting to use Lemon topically, please keep in mind that this is a phototoxic oil and can cause skin reactions if not diluted correctly (2% maximum). Make sure to use just 6 drops for every two teaspoons carrier oil used to avoid a negative reaction!
To learn more about Lemon Essential Oil, check out these blogs:
- Explore Your Essential Oils: Lemon
- Cleaning with Essential Oils: Six Oils to Enhance Your Routine
- Essential Oils for Self-Esteem: Bright and Cheerful Inhaler Blend
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 Woelk, H. and Schläfke, S. (2010) A multi-center, double-blind, randomized study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine 17, 2, 94-99.
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