Lemon essential oil has a variety of very important properties. One of the most important is it's ability to stimulate the white corpuscles that defend the body against infection. This ability to stimulate the body’s own defence means that Lemon is excellent for treating all kinds of cuts and wounds. It also helps to stop bleeding... you can use it for nosebleeds or any bleeding in the mouth, like after a trip to the dentist.
Lemon oil mixed into an air spray, or used in an oil burner will give some protection against the spread of infection and will also give out a lovely, refreshing aroma.
With regard to skincare, Lemon is very useful. It is a mild bleach and helps to brighten dull or discoloured skin, especially on the neck area. If you applied it every day over a period of time over your freckles, it could help to reduce them although this has never been proven! It is astringent and will therefore help greasy skin, especially in the fight against spots.
On a psychological level, Lemon helps you feel fresh and uplifted. It also clears and stimulates the mind. It is particularly recommended for PMT and stress.
Lemon is good for verrucae, corns and warts. Neat Lemon oil can be used directly on the affected area but it is important not to let it touch the surrounding skin.
Safety Data from reiki healing Spain. Lemon may irritate sensitive skin, so use in very low dilutions in these instances. Also it is best to avoid direct sunlight immediately after use as it is photo toxic.
Now...let's all get some fresh coffee. Oh, and maybe a little lemon on the side.