Lemon essential oil has a pale yellow color. It’s cold pressed from the lemon peel. Lemons grow on the Citrus limonium evergreen tree, native to Asia. Today, lemons are grown throughout the Mediterranean, Australia, South America and parts of the USA. Lemons have a fresh, invigorating, fragrance but a sour taste.
BENEFITS OF LEMON OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR
- Strengthens Brittle Fingernails
- Cleanses Oily Hair
- Has Anti-aging Properties
- Helps Reduce Cellulite
USES FOR SKIN & HAIR:
Lemon oil helps many skin conditions: acne, oily skin, fine lines, wrinkles, minor cuts and insect bites. It’s great, especially, for oily hair.
Lemon essential oil is used for making homemade soap and homemade lotion. Although, with most cold pressed citrus oils the lemon scent does not always stay well in cold process soap. It’s complimentary essential oils include: citrus oils, chamomile, eucalyptus, benzoin, fennel, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, rose, sandalwood and yiang yiang. Lemon oil blends can be used in homemade soap recipes and homemade lotion recipes.
Goat milk soap offers maximum skin care benefits! Natural goat milk, itself, contains the benefits of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K! Goat milk regenerates collagen under the skin, helping to negate the visible signs of aging. It helps keep skin close to its natural pH level, keeping the acid mantle layer intact. It won’t strip your skin of nutrients like most, harsh, commercial soaps.
Harsh commercial soaps can cause all kids of irritations: dry itchy skin, dry flaky skin, rashes, redness, inflammation, scaling, acne, dry itchy scalp and more! Although, lemon oil has a fresh invigorating fragrance, using it in goat milk products may not be the very best option or your ideal choice. Instead, using lemon verbena essential oil or lemongrass oil can offer more of a refreshing, intense, crisp, citrus, popping scent. This type of goat milk soap can help get rid of blackheads and provide acne relief.
A homemade shampoo, made with lemon verbena or lemongrass oil and goat milk cleanses hair and helps get rid of dandruff. It protects against build-up, improving poor scalp conditions. It’s a nice homemade shampoo, especially, for oily hair. Discover beautiful, soft and manageable hair with this homemade shampoo, all with a nice refreshing fragrance.
A homemade lotion, made with lemon verbena or lemongrass oil and goat milk would be good for oily skin conditions. This homemade lotion would have a balance of astringent and moisturizing properties. Lemon essential oil helps reduce cellulite. This homemade lotion would be nourishing for skin with a nice, refreshing, scent.
CAUTIONS OF USING LEMON OIL
Due to immune stimulating properties, lemon essential oil should not be used, topically, on people having an autoimmune disease. Avoid using this oil during pregnancy.
Lemon oil may cause photosensitivity. This is an enhanced skin reaction due to ultraviolet radiation, (sunlight). It’s safe to use but use simple precautions. For example, if you apply lotion to your skin, with lemon essential oil, avoid sunlight. If you take a bath, with lemon oil, take it at night instead of the morning to avoid daytime sunlight to skin.
Essential oils contain bioactive ingredients. This means they contain natural chemicals that interact with biological systems. They’re potent chemicals and should be used with care! Never use large amounts of essential oils externally, or internally. Never use them straight. They must always be diluted in carrier oil, or soap, lotion, or other buffering agent. Finally, never use them without knowing what their bioactive compounds are known to do.