LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Lemons (and their essential oils) have a long history of being used in a wide range of traditional and alternative applications such as Ayurvedic treatments as well as home, bath, weight loss, haircare, and skincare remedies. Derived from natural lemon of the Citrus limon plant, its essential oil boasts a number of skincare benefits and has a beautiful, energizing fragrance.
Lemon essential oil is a particularly good aid for skin exfoliation. Coupled with its potent skin-protective, antioxidant, and cleansing properties, using this essential oil in massages is reputed to refresh, even out, and promote smoothness of the skin, helping to reduce the overall wrinkled and bumpy appearance of cellulite-ridden regions.
It is important to know that Lemon essential oil will heighten the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Avoid stepping outside into the sunlight and exposing massaged areas for at least 24 hours after application.
How to use: This essential oil can be used topically with a 0.5-1% dilution rate (do not exceed 2%). Mix 5 drops of Lemon essential oil in 20 mL (4 tsp) of carrier oil (you may use almond oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil). For an even milder concoction, add 1 drop of essential oil to 10 mL (2 tsp) of base oil. Apply the blend on any affected regions and massage well.