Does your car need a tune-up once in a while? Hi, it’s Shinko, and I am passionate about living a natural lifestyle. Once a year, my husband takes our cars to our dealership for scheduled tune-ups. There, mechanics provide all of the preventive maintenance our cars need at that time and ensure they continue to perform well.
Just like cars, our body needs a regular tune-up to preserve good health. Let’s face it; nowadays, a healthy lifestyle is difficult to maintain due to stress, lack of sleep and poor eating habits. However, as alternative remedies, essential oils provide an easy and convenient way to improve our health and quality of life naturally.
For example, Lemon essential oil offers us many health benefits thanks to its refreshing, purifying and cleansing properties. Lemon is best known for its ability to flush out toxins from the body and cleanse the liver. The ancient Egyptians and Romans believed that eating Lemons and drinking Lemon juice were an effective antidote for all poisons.
Smelling citrus scents are pleasing to us humans, but not for bugs. Some citrus oils, such as Lemon, have strong bug repellent properties. The ancient Romans called Lemons “Median Apple” and used the rinds to scent their clothing and repel insects, such as moths. For that reason, I use Lemon oil to make my bug spray every summer. Why not use a commercial bug spray, such as DEET? Because DEET has been linked to the following: skin blisters, seizures, memory loss, headaches, stiffness in the joints, shortness of breath, and skin irritation…yikes! Are you interested in making your natural bug spray with Lemon oil as I do? If so, please contact me for the recipe.
Lemon is a happy oil. Wonderfully fragrant, Lemon oil is called “Liquid Sunshine in a Bottle.” The reason? Because Lemon oil is high in a natural chemical called d-limonene, which helps us de-stress and relax physically and emotionally. That can be explained by the fact that the ancient Greeks used to put some dried Lemon leaves in their pillows in the hope of having sweet dreams. Today, instead of using dried Lemon leaves, you can diffuse Lemon oil to have a good night’s sleep – yippie!
In short, thanks to its cleansing and purifying abilities, the health benefits of Lemon essential oil have been well established for centuries. Considered as one of nature’s greatest blessings, Lemon oil can help with occasional physical and emotional challenges and daily needs. If you would like to learn more, please click on the videos listed below. For additional support, please contact me.
Are you wondering where Lemon oil is from? Stay tuned because tomorrow I will show you where the oil is from and how it is produced! Remember, a healthy home starts with essential oils. Be oily, and be happy!