With its fresh fragrance and vitamin C packed juice, lemons are your go-to citrus when your mood and your skin needs a little lift me up. Keep reading to find out why lemons are more than just great for lemonade!
Originating in Asia and introduced to the Americas in the 15th century, lemons have been grown for thousands of years for both their medicinal qualities and ornamental beauty. Lemons are chock full of vitamin C, citric acid, B-complex vitamins, and have an energizing, fresh fragrance.
Brighten Your Skin
The citric acid in lemon juice is one of five alpha hydroxy acids that are essential for skin exfoliation. The combination of both citric acid and vitamin C in lemon juice has been known to help lighten and brighten skin tones. Try this simple scrub recipe as a natural way to help exfoliate and brighten your skin. It’s great on spots like elbows, knees, and heels. Added bonus...it smells fantastic!
Lift Me Up™ Scrub
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Measure all ingredients into a clean bowl and mix till combined. Gently rub in circular motions on spots like elbows, knees, and heels. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and feel the soft! You can also find lemon juice in my Sea Clay Mask recipe here.
Perk Up Your Water
Lemon water is reputed to have a host of health benefits. A tall glass of lemon water can freshen your breath and give your immune system a boost with all its vitamin C! From aiding digestion to keeping skin blemish free, Krissy Brady at Lifehack.org lists 11 Benefits of Lemon Water You Didn’t Know About.
Lift Up Your Mood
The smell of a fresh cut lemon bursts with breezy feelings of fresh and clean. Lemon Essential Oil is known to uplift and focus your mood by getting rid of negative emotions. Lemon Essential oil can increase your concentration by infusing your surroundings with its pure, bright aroma.
Try this essential oil diffuser blend to focus and cheer. It's great for when you need to tackle spring cleaning or that long list of spring time chores.
Lift Me Up™ Blend
3 parts Lemon Essential Oil
1 part Spearmint Essential Oil
1 part Lavender Essential Oil
You can find Lemon Essential Oil in one of my new spring soaps coming out next week...it’s made with another powerhouse ingredient, too - organic chia seeds! Read more about why chia seeds aren’t just for chia pets anymore in my blog post.
Here’s your sneak peek of one of my new spring soaps made with lemon essential oil and organic chia seeds!
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