One of the best natural ingredients for massaging the skin is lemon oil. It has been used by many ancient civilizations as an effective means of soothing the skin and relieving aches and pains. Even in today’s scientific world, people know about the healing properties of lemon oil and it can be used as a great part of a massage therapy. Here are some ways in which you can use this wonderful oil during your massage therapy session:
As a Natural Remedy – Lemon oil production is known to help in the production of collagen and elastin. These are substances that keep your skin smooth and fresh looking. Collagen and elastin are the proteins that provide your skin with elasticity and firmness. As we age, our body’s ability to produce these proteins decreases, leading to a saggy, wrinkled appearance. Lemon oils helps in stimulating the production of these proteins thus keeping the skin looking fresh and young. Therefore, it can be used on your hair as well to stimulate hair growth and stop hair loss.
As a Natural Antiseptic – Many kinds of bacteria love to thrive in damp, dark places and one of these bacteria is known as Propionibacterium acnes. These are known to cause infection around the skin especially in the folds and creases. Lemon oil has a natural antiseptic property that kills these bacteria. This makes it an excellent solution to fight against acne, eczema, warts, ringworm and other skin infections.
As a Carrier Oils – Lemon oil also has strong aromas and flavors. This makes it a great carrier oil used in various recipes. You can use it for sipping, rubbing or even cooking. You can get the fragrance and essence of lemon from the essential oils that come from it. You can get the benefits of its light fragrance through its use as a carrier oils.
As a Natural Body Cleanse/Freshening Agent – Lemon has the ability to thoroughly cleanse your body internally without causing any harsh side effects or leaving you feeling bloated. It leaves you refreshed and feeling great. To effectively get the best out of it, you need to use it as a body cleansing agent. Add a few drops of it to your bath water and soak yourself in it. This way, you will get the full benefits of it. Add it to your regular diet as well so you can cleanse your insides regularly.
As a Natural Beauty Remedy – Finally, you can make some really wonderful recipes with it like you can get your hands on by applying it directly onto your skin. Lemon oil can be used straight from the bottle or you can prepare a mixture of it with olive oil to use as a body exfoliate. You can then massage it onto your skin in the form of a rub. If you want, you can even make a paste out of it and apply it directly to pimples, spots or other marks and spots on your skin. In this way, you can effectively eliminate harmful free radicals and at the same time improve the appearance of your complexion.
In fact, there are many other ways that you can benefit from using lemon. For example, you can add it to your bath water to get a refreshing bath and for those who have toothache, they can add a few drops of it to the mixture of lemon and lavender oil to massage into their gums. If you have achy feet, simply rub the lemon essential oil into the area and let it stay on your feet for around 30 minutes or so. And if you have been feeling rundown and sluggish, lemon can help energize you by massaging it into your scalp while using your fingertips. This way, you can improve circulation as well as removing toxins from your body.
If you want to improve your sense of smell, lemon oil would be perfect for you. Simply take a few drops of it and apply it to your scalp and hair. Just be sure to not use too much because of the possibility of triggering your sense of smell. And for those with dry skin, applying a little of the liquid to the affected areas will moisturize it. Also, make sure you wash your hair with e liquid soap, especially if you are using lemon oil on your hair.