Let’s chat about lemon for a minute. This is such an underrated oil. It’s used in so many ways & is super beneficial. Did you know it takes approximately 75 lemons to make a 15ml bottle of Lemon Essential Oil? That’s crazy! Click on each of the images below for more info on this oil & how to use it.
Lemon is uplifting, reduces stress & is great for memory & mental clarity. I love to diffuse lemon when I’m working. Lemon & peppermint is my go-to diffuser blend on busy days.
Lemon is also a great disinfectant, degreaser & natural goo-gone. I add a drop of lemon to greasy dishes & to get any sticky residue off old jars/bottles. And come one, why clean with something that’s got harmful fumes when you can literally use something that is uplifting & reduces stress (see above)? It will also remove those tiny plastic hair ties that we all despise. I also have a spray bottle with water & lemon EO to use as a room spray, spray on counters & in trash cans.
Skincare. I know you’d never think it, but lemon is great for our skin. It’s a natural astringent & is cleansing. But be careful, it can cause photosensitivity too. So just avoid the sun after using. It’s also great for hair & nail health.
Internally. Yes, there are some oils that you can use in foods & drinks. Never take essential oils straight from the bottle! But you can add a few drops to some sugar cookies, icing, cake, etc, etc. The recipes are endless. I also like to add 1 drop (start with 1 & add another if you desire) to a large bottle of water. Just make sure you shake it before you drink as the oils float.
After writing this & looking around, I noticed I have a bottle of lemon EO in every room of my house. It’s a must!
I keep this cute container next to my sink at all times. We use baking soda for anything that needs a little scrub or soak. The last time I filled it up I decided to add a cap full of Thieves household cleaner to it and it is amazing!! Just make sure to wisk it to distribute the cleaner evenly and avoid clumps. This is also a great laundry boost. I use it for my sinks, showers, counters, dishes…. everything! It’s amazing how far this Thieves cleaner can go.
I save a ton of money, room and not to mention, my health. Have you ever stopped and looked at what’s in your cleaning products? I mean we’re ‘cleaning’ with harmful chemicals. That doesn’t make sense does it? So here’s what I use: I fill my spray bottle most of the way with water, add a capful of Thieves household cleaner and about 10 drops of lemon & Thieves essential oils. It works great and smells amazing. Plus, I don’t feel like I have to wash my hands or use gloves when using Thieves cleaner.
Thieves is a very concentrated all natural cleaner that lasts a long time… like I said, I use about a teaspoon in this bottle. And there’s no warning labels to call poison control if swallowed. They will, however, tell you do drink a lot of water if ingested (which is never recommended btw).
If you’d like to learn more about Thieves all natural cleaner, please ask.