Oily Monday: Lemon

Two weeks ago, I introduced Thieves as the first oil in your Premium Starter Kit. If that oil alone isn't enough to convince you to buy the PSK, let me introduce this gem... LEMON.

What’s it used for?:

As Young Living describes:

Lemon 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, while 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.

This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves®, Citrus Fresh™, Clarity™, Joy™ and Harmony™.

Boost your home cleaning with the cheerful scent of fresh Lemons! Add a few drops to naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaning solutions. Do not use Lemon oil on granite or stone, as it may etch the surface. Make Lemon part of your beauty routine, adding it to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes or to conditioner and DIY hair masques to give your hair a smoother, shinier look. Diffuse Lemon alone or with other citrus and crisp-smelling oils such as Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange, Bergamot, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Tarragon, and Eucalyptus Radiata to create an aromatic environment that is clean-smelling and positive

How I use it:

I add a little extra lemon to Joy when I diffuse it. I prefer this mix in the morning when I wake up on days that I'm super cranky. Joy and Lemon diffused together really uplift my spirits and help me find the right side of the bed ;)

I add it to my cleaner. I use Thieves cleaner in a glass spray bottle and add a few drops of lemon to this. I'm telling you, it cleans my grout lines better than I'd honestly expect.

This is also a tried and true oil I use in my morning routine. I add it to my shampoo for shiny hair and always, always use it in my jojoba oil! I prefer to add it to my morning routine to help wake me up and then in the evening I use Lavender to help calm my nerves... but we'll talk about Lavender next week!

We also use it in our wellness rollers. This oil is the renaissance  man!

Why I love it:

Isn't it obvious?! This oil lifts my spirits, clears my skin, gives me nice hair and cleans my grout lines. I mean... what else can you ask for in an oil?! Love this stuff!

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