Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lemon Essential Oil

I mentioned last week that one of my goals in 2016 is to focus on natural ways of getting healthy and healing my body. One of the ways I plan to do that is by using essential oils more often. Coincidentally, Simply Earth sent me this lemon essential oil to test out.

I love the smell of this oil. Lemon has such an uplifting and clean smell. I have been using this oil for tons of things. 
  • I have put it in my laundry soap before washing my clothes so they would come out smelling even cleaner than usual. 
  • I have put a few drops in my water since lemon oil is a natural detox. (Please note that not all  essential oils are safe for consumption and I did not realize this until after I consumed this lemon oil.)

  • I used the oil to remove sticker residue and I was extremely amazed that the oil broke down the adhesive and balled it up. I was able to roll the leftover adhesive right off.
  • I put about 10 drops in my dishwasher before I started it and the whole kitchen had a lovely clean lemon smell while my dishes were being washed.
  • Lemon oil is an antifungal and antiviral so I mixed white vinegar, lemon oil, and water to create a cleaning solution!
  • I would also like to mention that if you mix lemon essential oil with water and soak your fruits and veggies. it will clean off some of the chemicals that can be found on the outside of non-organic produce. I have not yet tried this but I look forward to trying it because organic produce can be quite pricey!
I have heard some companies add carrier oils to save money and pass their product off as 100% essential oil. To test if this essential oil was a true lemon essential oil, I put a drop on a piece of computer paper and waited for it to dry. When it dried there was no oil ring left behind on the paper, this is a sign it is a true essential oil. 
Essential oils do not mix with water (like typical oil), but they are not truly oils so they should not leave behind any traces of oil.

I really liked this lemon essential oil and will continue to use it. I love that I can replace toxic cleaning supplies with a couple of household items and this essential oil. I hope to discover more ways to use it in my daily life (hello, Pinterest!). 

If you are interested in trying out some essential oils, I recommend you check out Simply Earth. A percent of proceeds go to helping human trafficking victims. A purchase from them is something you can feel good about and your body will thank you too!

Disclaimer: like stated above I received this product to test and give my honest, unbiased review based on my personal experience. I was in no other way compensated for this post and was not required to give positive feedback. 

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