Lemon essential oil, which is present in many Metal element line skincare products by PHYTO5, is obtained by cold pressing or steam distilling pure, untreated lemon peels. It is astringent, antibacterial and antiseptic making it perfect for skincare. Cleansing and stimulating, it is primarily and best used for 1) oily and/or acneic skin and for tired, sluggish and aging skin, and 2) the nervous system, however its benefits to our health do not stop there.
Fortunately and obviously, lemon is one the most common oils and because of its abundant presence in nature, it is most often cold pressed. The more rare and expensive steam-distilled oil has an indefinite shelf-life and is the one most suitable for skincare.
Lemon oil lightens and brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface as it gently and deeply cleanses. It provides tone, tightening and lifting the skin.
Lemon essential oil in skincare controls oil production in the skin and helps shrink large pores. It eases out blackheads as a result of its skin tightening ability and prevents blackhead formation by blotting excess sebum and shrinking the pores.
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Antioxidant-rich, it can help prevent premature aging because of its citric acid and vitamin C content. It boosts collagen and helps the skin regain elasticity.
Lemon reduces scarring, makes the hair shine and balances skin’s pH.
A disinfectant and styptic, lemon can stop wounds from bleeding. It may be applied directly to insect bites to stop the itching and reduce swelling.
Lemon is also an antibacterial and acne fighter. Its antibacterial properties give lemon its potent germ-killing ability.
Lemon essential oil, present in many Metal element line skincare products by PHYTO5, is excellent in treating colds and throat infections. By adding one or two drops per quart of water in a sponge bath, lemon oil relieves itchy eczema.
Lemon oil is perfect for destroying air-borne germs in well populated places when used in aroma lamps and diffusers.
Lemon also strengthens vascular tissue and is therefore beneficial for treating varicose veins. It strengthens the heart and proactively may prevent the onset of arteriosclerosis. It also promotes red blood cell formation.
Lemon stimulates the immune system. It cleanses the blood and activates white blood cell formation for the purpose of protecting the body during flu or any virus epidemics.
Lemon can be a great heartburn remedy and can help balance sickness-causing high body acidity. By taking lemon essential oil orally, it can help counteract a high acid content in body fluids by stimulating the production of neutralizing potassium carbonate in the body. (Caution: Never consume more than one or two drops of any essential oil at a time because their composition is extremely concentrated.)
In massage, lemon essential oil can be a vital muscle tonic.
Lemon also stimulates the nervous system. Lemon lifts the spirit and is excellent for both physical and psychological heaviness. It can be psychologically strengthening people who feel depressed or fearful.
Lemon essential oil is known to increase concentration and the ability to memorize by activating the center of the hippocampus in the brain. It helps clears the mind and aids one in the decision-making process. Lemon is quite helpful in calming stormy emotional outbursts and when pursuing challenging intellectual tasks.
Lemon essential oil is present in the following products by PHYTO5.
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