Lemon Essential oil is known to clear and clarify the energy though upliftment and focus. It creates an aura of openness and awareness. It helps to dispel negative thought patterns and negative energy that might be stuck around the auric field. It is used to cleanse and purify not only the body but also the mind.
Since the energy of this month is centered around cleansing and clearing (See Spring cleaning your mind
post). I thought it would be great for us to explore how lemon might assist you in a variety of ways.
Lemon Essential Oil works well with the following chakras:
Solar Plexus- Draws out the negative ideas centered around your power center and invokes more joy and strength.
Third Eye- Clears and cleanses the third eye so when one is ready they can see truth in all.
Emotional and Energetic Benefits: Lemon encourages awareness, direction, clarity, liveliness, joy, happiness.
Healing properties of Lemon include: Antidepressant, stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, diuretic.
You can use Lemon in variety of ways this month. Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Place a few drops of lemon essential oil in an infuser for your room or office.
2. Drink it with warm water. Grab your favorite mug and squeeze in a half of lemon (use the fruit, do not use lemon essential oil) Add warm water and an option for agave or honey, sip and enjoy. Doing this as a morning routine will also help to detox and cleanse the kidney and liver.
3. I love to make an oil blend for my feet at night. Lemon essential oil is one of my favorites to add since it helps, to cleanse and detox the system. In a 1oz bottle add 8-10 drops of Lemon essential oil, pour 1/4 castor oil into the bottle and the rest using either grapeseed oil, saflower oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Gently shake and then apply to the tops and bottoms of your feet before bed. NOTE, DO NOT USE BEFORE GOING OUT INTO THE SUN! Lemon essential oil is photosensitizing avoid using if exposing yourself to sunlight or ultraviolet rays.
*Essential Oil Precaution* Do not use while pregnant. Do not use with children under 8 years. Do not ingest essential oils and always dilute with a carrier oil when placing on the skin. Keep away from children and pets.