If you like lemons, make lemonade!

If you like lemons, make lemonade!

February Essential Oil of the month

Lemon

Midwinter blues
Cozy warm kitchen looking out over dark, icy field
Thick socks, and more socks
Hearts and lace
Shortest month, darkest month, lover’s month
New romance to warm the heart

Lemon essential oil comes from the rind. Discover first in India, this fruit grows in warm countries like Italy, Spain, California and Florida.  Early sea travelers used it to prevent scurvy and to purify the ship’s drinking water.

Both the smell and appearance of lemon point out to its strength, concentration, cleansing and mental warming. It’s antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal, excellent for cold, sore throats and flu. Lemon can relax you when you are stressed, yet energize you when you are tired.

Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Contains uplifting and energizing properties
  • Support a healthy digestive system
  • Amazing stress relieve
  • Help with asthma and respiratory system
  • Boost and cleanse immune system
  • Effective against fever, malaria and typhoid
  • Help in weight loss
  • Help acidity and cramps
  • Help people with insomnia
  • Eliminates dandruff and strength the hair

 For internal use, Lemon essential oil:

  1. Cleansing and refreshing:
    Add 1-2 drops to the bottom of a glass of water. It’s like lemonade, without sugar. Delicious!
  1. Cough and sore throat:
    Add 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of lavender and a tsp of sea salt to warm water, gargle until it’s all gone.
  1. Natural disinfectant and deodorizing spray:
    Add 5-10 drops to a spray bottle of water; use it to wipe kitchen and bathroom surfaces
  1. For concentration:
    Mix 3 drops of lemon, 2 drops of peppermint, and 3 drops of rosemary in your palm. Breath and rub this on the bottom of your feet, daily..
  1. Diffuse in your office when you need energy.

Warnings: lemon increase photosensitivity of the skin, so do not apply before exposure to direct sunlight- probably not a problem this month.

Nature’s best breakfast

The causes of “irregularity” are many: stress, virus, reaction to a particular food, or perhaps even a change in your mood or the season. Whatever the cause, the symptoms are the same and you are left feeling very uncomfortable.

Recipe

Bircher Muesli, is a Swiss, German dish based on raw rolled oats and other ingredients like fresh fruits, nuts, milk and yogurt, developed around 1900 by a physician for patients in his hospital where a diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetable, was an essential part of therapy.

  • 1 Tbsp oats
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp of nut milk of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp of nut yogurt of your choice
  • 1 grated apple
  • 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil

Soak the oats and chia for 1 hour in milk and yogurt. Grate the apple and add lemon essential oil over, just before eating.

You can also try a Tbsp of  lemon juice in a glass of hot water to start your day off with renewed energy while dealing with that condition we don’t like to talk about- irregularity!

If you like to learn more about Essential oils, great for your body, go to www.adventureinwellbeing.com and schedule your personal coaching session with me. It will change your life forever.

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Note: as with all health challenges, be sure to contact your physician.

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