Lemon pie, served to a spouse, will help strengthen fidelidy, and a slice of fresh lemon placed beneath a visitor's chair ensures that your friendship will last...
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Parts Used: rind of fruit
Source: expression of the outer part of the fresh peel of the fruit of the small evergreen tree native to Asia and eastern India. Most of the oil is produced in the Mediterranean region, especially Spain and Portugal. Some sources are extracted from the rind of the fruit grown in Brazil.
Description and Odor Effect: a pale yellow-green liquid with a sharp, fresh citrus scent. Its odor effect is uplifting and refreshing.
Nature: uplifting, stimulating
Blends well with: grapefruit, lavender, orange, rosemary, roman chamomile, myrrh, juniper berry, petitgrain, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, fennel, cedarwood, clary sage, neroli
Physical Uses: Lemon works well on skin problems, as it is both an antiseptic and an astringent. In skin care it is stimulating, toning and refreshing. It is used to treat acne, oily skin, boils, warts, corns, and cellulite. It is popular for respiratory disorders, bronchitis, asthma, colds, coughs, influenza, bleeding gums and sore throats. It also lowers blood pressure, and helps treat fevers and digestive problems, arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation. It stimulates the immune system and is helpful as a gall bladder, liver, lymphatic, and circulatory tonic.
Mental and Emotional Uses: Lemon clears the mind of sluggishness and apathy. It brightens ones outlook, leaving the mind alert and clear. It revitalizes, re-energizes, and eases depression and tension. Lemon can also help people suffering from insomnia.
Caution: use in low concentrations. Can be a skin irritant – dilute to 1% and use less than 3 drops in bath. Phototoxic - do not apply to the skin shortly before exposure to sunlight as it may cause pigmentation.
Try to use within one year of purchase as the aroma rapidly deteriorates with age.
Therapeutic Properties: antianemic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, antilithic, antineuralgic, antioxidant, antipruritic, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic (strong), antispasmodic, antistress, antitoxic, antitussive, aperitive, astringent, blood purifier, calmative, carminative, cephalic, cicatrizant, coagulant, cooling, decongestant, depurative, detoxifier, diaphoretic, digestive, disinfectant, diuretic, emollient, febrifuge, hemostatic, hepatic, hypotensor, insect repellent, insecticide, invigorating (immune system), laxative, parasiticide, refreshing, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant (circulatory and lymphatic systems), stomachic, tonic, uplifting, vermifuge
Applications: massage and bath oils; add to skin care lotions, local application (warts), hot compress, inhalations, mouthwash, vaporizer, room fragrance
Lemon Magic: Lemon juice is mixed with water and used to wash amulets, jewelry and other magical objects which have been obtained second-hand.
Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil
To improve energy and relieve post-viral fatigue:
- 4 drops Lemon
- 4 drops Myrtle
- 2 drops Manuka
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