Using Your Lemon Oil Part 3
Lemon is a very versatile oil with uses ranging from an invigorating massage blend to a refreshing steam inhalation. It was even used as an ingredient in medieval lucky charms.
Lemon Facial Tonic
Lemon can be used alone or in blends as a facial toner. Try the following blend on oily skin :
– 2 drops lemon
– 2 drops sandalwood
– 2 drops peppermint
– 2 drops cypress
– 30 ml water
Lemon’s stimulating properties tighten up lines on older skin, especially when combined with oils such as myrrh and frankincense. Lemon is a great natural skin tonic.
Folklore of Lemon
- Due to its high content of vitamin C, lemon was used on English ships for centuries to prevent sailors form getting scurvy.
- Rinsing your hair with lemon juice has long been believed to act as a natural highlighter, making blonde tresses become even lighter and more golden.
- For thousands of years, singed doused in lemon juice have been used by women as a barrier contraceptives.
- In Mediterranean countries, such as Spain, lemon was viewed as a wondrous “cure all”, particularly for fighting off infectious illnesses.
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