Are you looking for ways to kick germs to the curb naturally? Hi, it’s Shinko, and I am passionate about living a natural lifestyle. Whether you are under the weather or wish to give your home a deep clean, Lemon can be your new BFF. Today I will be your Mrs. Pinterest and share ten ways to use Lemon oil for cough & cold and housecleaning. Are you worried that you may not remember them all? No problem! Click the link below for recipes.
Before I proceed, here is something for you to keep in mind. Lemon oil is filled with a natural cleansing agent called d-limonene, which is so potent that the oil dissolves plastic containers, but don’t worry! The oil can be applied safely to your skin as well as your children’s with the following tips:
Make sure to mix 2 to 4 drops of Lemon oil with 10 ml of vegetable oil before applying to your skin. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If this happens, rinse well with vegetable oil, not with water. Lemon oil can cause photo-sensitivity; avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 to 48 hours after applying the product.
Here is another tip:
Although Lemon oil is potent enough to dissolve plastic, it can be used safely on many surfaces, such as glass, stainless steel, wood and ceramic.
Now, are you ready?
For Cough & Cold:
Got a sore throat? Rub a mixture of Lemon and vegetable oils directly on the throat. Start at the base of the ears and continue with downward strokes along the sides of the neck. Rub from the underside of the chin down both sides of the trachea. Repeat up to three times daily.
Are you congested? If you are, Lemon oil can be useful in breaking down mucous and clearing up congestion. Apply 3 to 12 drops of Lemon oil to a bowl of steaming water and deeply inhale the steam. If the steaming water is not available to you, I’ve got an easier method for you to try. Apply 1 to 6 drops of Lemon oil to a tissue or handkerchief and occasionally inhale up to three times daily. You can simply use a diffuser or have a calming bath with Epsom salt as well! No matter what method you use to clear up congestion, Lemon’s got your back!
Warm compresses for your nasty coughs? Infuse your compress with Lemon oil to help alleviate symptoms of coughs and colds! First, add two drops of Lemon oil to a bottle filled with 500 ml of warm water. Second, shake the bottle well and soak your compress. Then, gently squeeze the compress to remove excess moisture. Finally, apply the compress directly on the forehead, across the nose and cheeks, on the throat or the chest. By the way, it can also be placed over the ears as a remedy for earaches stemming from head cold congestion. Or, cover the compress with a towel and leave in place for 2 to 4 hours. You can apply your compress up to three times each day.
Any tips for a spotless, sparkling home without harsh chemicals? Banish odours and remove stains with Lemon oil!
Find gum in your child’s hair? Get the gunk out with 1 to 2 drops of Lemon oil!
Crayon drawings left on the walls? A little Lemon oil goes a long way in creating a clean slate! By the way, Lemon oil can be applied safely to water-based or latex paints. Test on a small surface before cleaning.
Fight oil with oil — for real! Battle greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mixture of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill it to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Fresh laundry, anyone? Infuse your laundry with Lemon oil by adding 5 to 8 drops to the rinse cycle when washing clothes and towels.
Found a sticky mess on your shirt? Combine a drop of Lemon with a drop of vegetable oil and work it into that sticky spot – and voila! The shirt will be spiffy clean in no time! By the way, to prevent it from becoming a permanent stain, treat the shirt immediately with a natural cleaner.
Hard-water buildup? Tackle it with a paste made of baking soda, a little bit of water, and Lemon essential oil!
Syrupy fingerprints on stainless steel appliances? Add three drops Lemon oil to a damp rag and polish them to perfection!
Need jewelry cleaning? Spruce up your jewelry using a Lemon oil-soaked cloth…bling bling!
In brief, Lemon offers you more than a pleasant, sweet aroma. The oil provides immune boosting support and gives you the natural cleaning power in your home. Without toxic chemicals, the Lemon oil guarantees you peace of mind.
If you have any other recipes with Lemon oil, please share it with me! To find out more about other uses or recipes, watch the other videos or contact me! Tomorrow I will show you how to refresh yourself with Lemon oil, so stay tuned!