Lemon is one of the essential oils I’ve bought from Plant Therapy, a family run business, located in Twin City, Idaho.
I stumbled across this company while searching for an alternative to MLM oils. At first, I was nervous, because I’d been listening to the warnings only to buy a certain brand.
My first bottle of Plant Therapy was peppermint oil. I was literally blown away by how good it smelled, and seriously started to rethink what I’d been hearing. Later, I purchased this company’s pure lemon essential oil.
Since then, I’ve been a repeat customer and I’ve learned a lot more about essential oils, and Plant Therapy. I now believe it’s one of our best non-MLM options. Although I believe both of the large MLM players offer excellent oils, not everyone wants to shop this way.
Robert Tisserand and Plant Therapy
Robert Tisserand is one of the best-known names in aromatherapy. He is an expert on how to use essential oils, and he’s now a Plant Therapy consultant.
Even before I knew this, however, I was already sold on Plant Therapy oils. They smell great, and they are free of pesticides and other chemicals. They are also tested for purity, both in house and again by an independent laboratory.
This is one of the brands I feel very comfortable massaging into my skin, partly because I know about this two-step testing process.
Plant Therapy Essential Oil Lemon
Plant Therapy lemon essential oil smells like lemons, only much more intense. Aromatherapy oils are highly concentrated. For instance, just one drop of peppermint oil is roughly the equivalent of 15 to 40 cups of peppermint tea, according to an online doctor who’s well-versed in essential oils. I’ve heard other estimates that one drop has the therapeutic properties of 70 cups of peppermint tea. In any event, the point I’m trying to make is that essential oils are very strong, so a little goes a long way.
Plant Therapy sells both the 10 ml and 30 ml of lemon oil. But. unless you have big plans for this oil, I’d go with the smaller size. If you’re planning to use this organic oil for massage, you need just a drop or two for one teaspoon of carrier oil. (Carrier oils help transport the aromatic compounds into your cells. Olive and coconut oils make great carriers.)
Amazing Uses for Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon oil has stimulating properties. If you wake up tired, and you need a quick boost to get going, put a few drops of lemon oil on a cloth and inhale. Like peppermint essential oil, it’s also considered a good digestive aid. If you happen to eat too much, and feel sluggish, you can try massaging diluted lemon oil into your abdomen.
This aromatic contains natural infection-fighting compounds. You can rub some on your chest, or the inside of your wrist, while fighting the flu. Lemon oil is one of the ingredients in a recipe based upon a legend of Medieval thieves, who robbed the sick while the Black Death swept through Europe. These men didn’t get sick themselves, something they attributed to their herbal or aromatic recipe.
Lemon oil is a cleaning powerhouse. You can add it to your homemade cleaning solutions to help cut grease.
This oil is exceptionally safe when used as directed. One word of caution though. There have been reports that citrus oils can increase the risk of sunburn. So aromatherapists generally recommend not applying it to your body before going out in the sun.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils, unless under the direction of a health care professional.
I’m not a healthcare professional, so all of the above statements are my personal opinion, and are not intended as medical advice.