Anxiety can come and go, and is often the result of daily situations and occurrences. Lemon
oil (citrus limonium) contains a high content of d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant that is
helpful in inhibiting the accumulation of toxins, which in turn acts to improve circulation
and therefore oxygen to all organs. This allows for a clearer mind and body, which in turn
creates an energizing effect. This increase in oxygenation helps to soothe the brain, allowing
for clarity and function that can help ward off anxiety. Lemon oil has also been found
possess mood-enhancing properties, having a positive effect on the brain and can greatly
reduce mild anxiety.
How to ease anxiety with lemon oil:
First thing in the morning, wake your senses by adding 1-3 drops of lemon essential oil to
your shower. Lemon oil is very invigorating and can help your mindset in “taking on the
Diffuse lemon oil in a steam vaporizer while working. The diffusion of the oil while in focus
creates a warm and revitalizing scent that rouses the mind and allows for an increased
ability to concentrate, easing worry and fears.
For use topically, add a few drops to an unscented carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba)
or lotion and rub on any desired part of the body. Adding a couple drops to a morning face
regimen can help set the stage for increased mental function and stability throughout the
rest of the day.
Lemon oil can also be used topically in its pure form to help balance and restore. Add a few
drops to the bridge of the nose, behind the ears, to reflex points such as the inside of the
wrists, between the toes and on the bottoms of feet.
For a quick brain boost, take 2-3 drops on your palms, rub them together, cup hands
together, and inhale deeply. Repeat anytime a pick-me-up is needed.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.
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