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Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil vs. Fresh Lemon Juice

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil vs. Fresh Lemon Juice

October 11, 2016 by Jen Broyles.

I’ve shared many times how I love starting my day with a glass of water with a couple drops of lemon essential oil. That often leads to questions about the difference between lemon essential oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Many people think it’s virtually the same thing.

While lemon essential oil tastes like lemon, it’s actually quite different from lemon juice. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind while lemon juice comes from the pulp. This results in two very different substances with different properties.

From a scientific perspective, lemon essential oil is very high in limonene, much more so than lemon juice. The high limonene content found in this essential oil makes it a powerful antioxidant and a cleansing agent. In the ancient world, Egyptians used lemon oil to cleanse their bodies of toxins. It also aids in digestion, supports healthy respiratory function, and provides immune system support, especially during seasonal changes.

Essential oils are also extremely potent and concentrated. So even if lemon oil and lemon juice were identical substances, it would take a very large amount of lemon juice to equal the potency of 1-2 drops of oil.

One lemon tree can produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons in a year. It takes about 45 lemons to fill up a 15ml bottle.

Another important distinction is that lemon essential oil may be easier to ingest for those with sensitive stomachs because it does not contain citric acid.

Here are a few easy, practical ways you can use lemon essential oil.

Aromatic

Add 2–4 drops to the diffuser of your choice to help boost your mood and improve the scent of the room.

• Rub 1–2 drops into your palms and inhale to invigorate your mind and body.

• Pour a couple drops into air vents to fill your house or car with a citrusy aroma.

Internal

Add 1–2 drops to baked goods, beverages, or your favorite entrée to create a zesty flavor.

• Mix a couple drops with raw honey for immune-boosting benefits.*

• Add a couple drops to warm water with honey to help soothe irritated throat and boost your immune system.*

• Place a drop on your toothbrush or tongue for fresher breath and a cleaner mouth.

Topical

Rub a drop on your hands after being in a public place such as a public bathroom or before pushing shopping carts.

• Apply to cleanse specific area on the skin.

• Massage 2–4 drops onto your skin to improve circulation

Other

Rub 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease, sap, or crayon.

• Combine with water in a spray bottle to clean surfaces.

• Use to clean silverware and baking dishes.

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Thank you Jen for this info!  Very well put!

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THIS LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL TRICK IN THE MORNING WILL ACTIVATE YOUR METABOLISM, BALANCE PH LEVELS AND REVERSE INFLAMMATION

Many believe that drinking a cup of warm water with half of a lemon first thing in the morning is great for one’s health. There are many benefits associated with this drink. These advantages include stimulating the liver, aiding in digestion, resolving heartburn while also balancing body pH.

Sadly, this drink comes with a significant side effect, dental healthThe acid in fruit juices will erode teeth enamel. When the lemon is mixed with the warm water, the erosion becomes worse. Basic chemistry shows us that chemical reactions speed up when heat is added, and this is the case with the acid and enamel. Enamel is vital to one’s dental health, and it protects the dentin. Once the enamel is gone, sensitivity increases among with many other problems.

There are several tricks to minimize damage. Use a straw, rinse with filtered water right afterwards, and brush the teeth prior to drinking. These are all useful tips, but will not stop the erosion entirely.

Lemon essential oil is the better way to go.  Click here to read More…..

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Why do I use Améo??  Watch this!

I have this in my water everyday!!!

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Thank you David Wolfe for this info!!!

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Make Your Own Natural Cleaners

Get rid of the harsh chemicals and make your own holistically natural cleaners that you’ll feel good about using!

Here is a recipe of one that I just made…..

6 oz. distilled water

2 oz. distilled white vinegar

15 drops Améo Tea Tree Oil

15 drops Améo Lemon Oil

8 oz. glass spray bottle

Shake before each use!!!

Enjoy!

Watch… Améo Cell Active & Permeable Essential Oils

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Saw this recipe posted on FB…thank you to whoever it was!

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45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

Maybe you grab for the lemon when you are eating fish….or adding it to a recipe.  I drink lemon water every day!!  But did you ever think about using lemons like or for this… Click here for some awesome ways to use lemon!  

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However, what happens when you don’t have access to fresh lemons???  Don’t despair Améo Essential Oil is here!

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Why should you choose Améo?  Click here to find out!

Do something good for your body!

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