(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TREATING ANY CONDITION. THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE)
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I am currently studying to become a community herbalist and have used herbs to treat minor ailments for 14 years. All information shared in these posts come from study, research, and experience.
Before we get into the amazing uses of this flower, let’s go over some basic GUIDELINES as these will apply to any herb you work with:
*Prior to starting an herbal regimen, speak with a licensed physician.
*Herbal medicines (sometimes called supplements) come in flower, capsules, tinctures, and essential oils.
*Essential oils SHOULD NEVER BE INGESTED.
*Essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil and tested on a small patch of skin to test for allergic reactions.
*Carrier oils: Coconut, almond, grapeseed, apricot, and hemp. (There are others, do your research for a complete list).
*ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE.
Type of plant: Lemon, Citrus Limon
Part Used: fruit rind
Cold and cough
Symptoms for the above conditions can be alleviated by taking 1 drop of lemon and 2 drops of eucalyptus and place in a vaporizer, breathe in the vapors via the vaporizer mask or by placing a towel over your head and breathing in the vapor.
For these conditions, an essential oil diffuser works best. Place 3-5 drops of lemon essential oil into the diffuser with water and let run for 1 hour.
Blends Well With: Lemon is one of those essential oils that blends well with almost every essential oil available. Try blending it with rose, lavender or eucalyptus.
Precautions: Do not apply to skin prior to sun exposure. May irritate sensitive skin.
Lemon will always be one of my favorite essential oils because I can use it on in oils, butters, room diffusers and cleaning supplies!
A Citrus Cleaning Alternative
¾ cup Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
¼ cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon citric acid
15 drops of lemon essential oil
Distilled water, to fill
Place peroxide, lemon juice, citric acid and essential oil in an aluminum spray bottle and fill with distilled water.
Makes roughly a ½ gallon of cleaner.
If you’re interested in learning more about the herbal benefits of lemon and more herbs, this book is an excellent read.
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