Lemon oil is one of the highly used essential oils when it comes to beautifying our skin. It is extracted from fresh lemon peel. Lemon oil possesses multiple attributes making it good for our skin health.
The lemon essential oil has anti-bacterial and astringent properties. Therefore, people, especially with acne-prone skin, can make use of lemon oil. It reduces inflammation, helps get rid of clogged pores and exfoliates our skin. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property of lemon oil reduces the risk of skin infections.
Lemon oil can be used as a face cleanser. Its antioxidant properties make lemon oil good for fighting free radicals, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Lemon oil is perfect for cleaning and toning which gives brightness to our skin.
Lemon is a citrus fruit which makes lemon oil possess citrus properties. It can be used while bathing to relax our muscles, relieve fatigue, headaches and soothe our brain nerves. Pouring a few drops of lemon essential oil in your bathing water could prove to be a boon for our skin as well as muscles.
Lemon essential oil helps lighten skin blemishes, pimple marks and clears our skin.
Lemon oil can be used to keep our scalp healthy. Just add a few drops of lemon oil in your hair oil. It not only makes our hair shiny but also wards of dandruff and dry scalp.
As already discussed lemon oil has an anti-bacterial effect, this characteristic along with the presence of vitamin C also supports rapid tissue or wound healing.
Apart from using it in beauty products, lemon oil is used in aromatherapy as well. Due to the anti-depressant and anti-stress effects, lemon oil is used as a natural pain reliever and analgesic. It helps make us feel more alert and concentrated thus contributes to the overall improvement of cognitive health.
Lemon oil plays an admirable role in boosting our immune health. By stimulating WBCs (white blood cells), lemon oil supports our immune system in keeping us healthy.
To conclude, lemon oil is not only refreshing and flavourful but it also has some tremendous effects on our skin and overall health. When used optimally, lemon oil is safe to use. Though it is natural with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, it should never be applied directly in case of specific skin issues. Always consult your doctor or an expert before using lemon oil peculiarly for treating the skin.