Lemons are ones of the healthiest fruits on the planet, as they are potent antioxidants and a rich source of vitamin C. They have a myriad of medicinal uses, like improving mood, and treating anxiety and depression.
Yet, lemons are excellent out of the kitchen as well. Here are the benefits of the keeping the slices of three lemons at the bedside in your bedroom:
- They will cleanse the air and leave a pleasant smell
- They will relieve the hangover and treat tiredness
- They will keep your mind sharp
- They will energize your body
- They will improve breathing and fight common colds and asthma
Furthermore, Dr. J.V. Hebbar at the Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College suggested the use of lemon essential oil to gain the following benefits:
Strengthened immune system
This oil treats common colds and fortifies the immune system. It improves the lymphatic drainage if rubbed on the neck, mixed with some carrier oil like coconut oil.
Add 2 drops of this oil to a glass of water and drink it three times daily to help weight loss and boost your metabolism.
Lemon essential oil will refresh the air and thus boost your mood and treat depression.
Mix some baking soda, coconut oil, and lemon essential oil and rub the mixture on your teeth for 2 minutes to whiten them.
Mix some white vinegar, 40 drops of lemon oil and 20 drops of tea oil in a 16 oz. water, and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Then, spray the shower and the countertops to disinfect them and get rid of mold.
Facial skin cleaner
Lemon essential oil improves skin complexion and treats skin issues. Wash the face with a mixture of baking soda, honey, and lemon face to treat acne.
Add a few drops of it to the regular soap and wash the hands to remove dirt and grease.
Eliminates Sticky stuff
You can use this oil to remove the sticky stains left behind gums or stickers.
Wood and Silver Polisher
Soak a cotton cloth in some lemon essential oil, and rub the silver jewelry or any wooden surfaces to make them shine.
Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your laundry to neutralize the bad smell and whiten the white clothes.