Lemon and Lemon essential oil has been used for 1000's of years for its amazing health and antimicrobial benefits. Studies show that lemon is the most powerful antimicrobial essential oil there is.
Since lemon is such a powerful antimicrobial it is a great alternative to harsh alcohol or bleach-based cleaners. If you wish to make your own natural cleaner with lemon take a spray bottle add water 20 drops lemon, 20 drops peppermint, 15 drops eucalyptus, 5 drops frankincense, 5 drops lemongrass and shake before each use. It can also be added to a hand soap to help wash away grease.
By adding lemon to your laundry it will not only eliminate bacteria for your clothes but it will help them smell fresh longer; even when they are left in the washer for a long period of time.
A cloth soaked in lemon can help polish silver, jewelry and wood to make it look as good as new. It also works well as a natural goo-gone.
Lemon makes a great natural teeth whitener. Mixing lemon, baking soda and coconut oil, rub it on teeth and leave it for two minutes. This whitens teeth, improve bad breath and leaves mouth cleaner and healthier.
If used in a diffuser lemon helps to improve your mood. It has an uplifting effect, making you feel more energized and less depressed.
Lemon improves the immune system. It helps keep away bacteria and viruses from the body and it can support lymphatic drainage, which helps you overcome a cold faster. Lemon helps relieve coughs, quenches your thirst, calms stomach and relieve nausea.
By inhaling or digesting lemon it can increase neurological activity, this promotes body fat to break down. Which is why it is one of the best essential oils for weight loss.
Lemon can rejuvenate your skin by reducing acne, improving complexion and leaves skin soft and supple. Add lemon, honey and baking soda together and exfoliate skin for best results.