Day 4: Lemon
Today we're going to talk LEMON OIL!!! If you don't love lemon oil, it's probably because you haven't opened the bottle yet. ;) This oil is A-MAZING and I use it every day. I can't wait to hear some of YOUR ideas about how you use lemon! Ready...set....GO!
Also, here is the link to the lemon article in the Spring 2015 Living Magazine that was
mentioned in the video. The article is on page 10, but if you want to learn more about Co-Impact Sourcing and dōTERRA’s partnership with the growers of our lemon oil, start on page 8!
Citrus oils like lemon, orange, and grapefruit are some of our most popular scents. They are so uplifting and energizing, you will LOVE using them in your family! HOWEVER…an important note about citrus oils is that they are photosensitive. That means that if you use citrus oils TOPICALLY, you will want to avoid direct sun exposure for 8-12 hours afterward. You can get an awful sunburn if you apply citrus oils topically and then expose that skin to sunlight (or tanning beds, as one friend learned the hard way…ouch!)
This graphic is a great resource that will help you remember which oils are photosensitive. Your oil bottles are clearly labeled for your safety as well. Keep in mind, you can still use photosensitive oils on areas of your skin that are covered. For example, if you find that wild orange oil helps reduce a child’s anxious feelings, apply it topically on his/her chest under the shirt. Alternatively, you can apply citrus oils to a piece of clothing rather than to your skin. That way you can enjoy the aroma without concern about photosensitivity!
ALWAYS use PURE oils! CPTG
Before we continue on with our lemon discussion, we want to help you understand CPTG and what that really means. Many people have tried other brands of essential oils here and there, but often come to the conclusion that oils don't work.
When you come upon this with your friends and family, having some background info about WHY dōTERRA oils work so well is important so that you can encourage your loved ones to give essential oils another try. We don't want anyone to miss out on the therapeutic benefits of essential oils simply because they tried the wrong kind. I mean really, it’s kind of like saying chocolate is gross when all you’ve ever tried is a Tootsie Roll. Your experience simply doesn’t allow you to draw an accurate conclusion! (And if you ACTUALLY don’t like chocolate, you might be in the wrong group. Just saying. ;) )
Check out this video to see the lengths dōTERRA goes to ensure the quality and potency of our oils!
If you’re interested, you can also hop over to dōTERRA’s website and check out more details on the testing that is done. The level of analysis and the transparency dōTERRA provides gives me so much trust in these products.
Now…back to lemon. Many people come to us looking for good quality essential oils specifically for the purpose of making homemade cleaning products. Did you know this was such a simple and affordable thing to do? Cleaning really can be fun! Well, let’s not get too crazy. Cleaning really can SMELL GOOD and not burn your nostrils and lungs with toxic chemicals. :-)
Recipe for Fridge Refreshers: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-fridge-refreshers
Purify oil blend is another great essential oil to make fridge refreshers with! The recipe calls for Purify, but I love to make lemon refreshers. So many fun choices!
Recipe for Wood Polish: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-furniture-polish
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