Research by Jean Valnet, MD, showed that vaporized lemon essential oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. Lemon oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles and combat acne. Lemon has also shown to have antidepressant effects in research done by Komori, et al., 1995.
The uplifting and refreshing scent of lemon supports the emotional & mental body, provides clarity and focus, and helps children in school to pay attention. Lemon restores mental flexibility and helps with the completion of projects. Lemon helps to shift ones self-perception and negative self-talk and fosters security and self-worth.
Dilute with any vegetable oil and apply 1-2 drops on your feet or your chakras.
Inhale or diffuse it directly out of the bottle for an uplifting experience.
Use 1-2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayons from most surfaces
Combine 2-3 drops with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces
Photo-toxic May cause skin irritation
Lemon consists of 59-73% percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It takes 3000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil.
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