Why “citrus limon” essential oil is so amazing!

August 20, 2010

15ml_LemonDoes lemon smell like summer to you? Our lemon essential oil is one of the top three never to be without. Cold pressed to preserve its delicacy and potency from the lemon rinds of Italy, this powerhouse of an oil has a myriad of uses and benefits. You can take it internally, apply topically, and also diffuse, citrus limon covers many needs. It is known as an anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, refreshing, and tonifying oil.

As well, it helps in the formation of white and red blood cells, leukocyte formation (immune system warrior cells), is helpful in treating anemia, asthma, colds, fever, gout, heartburn, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, sore throats and infections, ureter infections, varicose veins, anxiety; is blood pressure regulating, helps ease and clear up cold sores, dissolves cellulite (!), good for debility, digestive problems, energy enhancer; helps alleviate gallstones, is liver and lymphatic system cleansing; beneficial for nervous conditions, respiratory problems, muscular aches and pains, memory improvement… to name but a few of the mighty lemon’s attributes!

lemonIt is a general mood enhancing and uplifting oil, is great for cleansing hair, strengthening and hardening nails, and spot removal: chewing gum, oil and grease spots, stuck-on-stuff in cooking pots. You can apply it neat topically, but be careful with direct sun exposure for several hours if you do so.

As a dietary supplement it is GRAS (generally regarded as safe) and a few drops per day in a gel cap can be taken internally. Or you can just add it to a glass of water any time of the day. Very cleansing and refreshing!

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2 Responses to “Why “citrus limon” essential oil is so amazing!”

  1. tiggsy Says:

    This is a good introduction to some of the uses of lemon oil – one I didn’t see here is to use it undiluted directly on warts to remove them.

    However, it’s generally considered that essential oils should not be taken internally at all, except perhaps under the supervision of a qualified aromatherapist. If you want the benefits of lemon inside, drink lemon juice!


    • Hello Frann!
      You can post a comment about the further uses of essential oil on warts at our member-supported website, where this article originally appeared (written by myself) here: http://doterrabella.com/2010/08/why-we-love-lemon/ .

      With regard to NOT ingesting most essential oils, I completely agree. However, doTERRA’s are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Less than 2% of essential oils in the world have this rating. I would not ingest most conifer oils, even doTERRA’s: wintergreen, cypress, white fir, etc. But I do not hesitate to ingest many of our company’s other oils every day. Their purity is second to none, and they have been extremely beneficial to me. All the citrus oils (lemon, wild orange, and grapefruit especially) are very high in d-limonene which enables one’s body to create its own glutathione, the master antioxidant. Even people on pharmaceuticals benefit from this, and often have to work with their doctors to lessen their medications, because doTERRA’s essential oils actually begin to balance out the body and the need for medication lessens.

      I would never suggest taking ANY OTHER essential oils internally, but doTERRA’s are certified safe and pure. As well, they are x70 more potent than herbs (even lemon juice). If you would like to know about doTERRA, you can visit our site here http://doterrabella.com/ Thanks for commenting!


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