by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief
Essential oils are complementary tools that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, smell great, and you can use them in a variety of ways.
Please know that all oils are not created equally. Young Living is the only brand I personally trust, as I know they have complete control over their product from seed to seal. Oils sold at health food stores can be misleading. Without FDA regulation, the bottle may say they are 100% therapeutic grade oils but you must look closely at the labels. If the ingredients list anything other than the plant stated, or if it says things like “external use only,” “for aromatic use only,” and “dilute properly,” these are red flags that the oil inside that bottle is not 100%, and likely has been cut with other oils, synthetics, or chemicals.
Lemon essential oil has a broad range of uses, from fighting exhaustion and the blues, to killing harmful viruses and bacteria, reducing inflam mation, and clearing your skin.
Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean lemon-drop scent when diffused.
With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Your teens can add a drop to their evening moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes, and you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smoothes and shines the look of your hair. Because some citrus oils like lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
Young Living’s Lemon Vitality essential oil can add a bright, dynamic flavor to many dishes. Its versatility in sweet and savory recipes is what makes this fruit a popular item in kitchens around the world. Use it to add flavor to savory foods like fish and chicken or sweet foods like pastries and cakes.
Lemon Vitality oil has a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon Vitality for a convenient way to use this great flavor. Start small with a single drop of oil.
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