Summer may be over and in some places you’re already starting to see the white stuff accumulate on your lawns but I have to tell you about my absolute FAVORITE citrus essential oils that are sure to bring your memories back to the beach going, BBQ-ing, cocktail drinking days of summer past. Citrus oils are among the favorites in any essential oils collection and they are versatile and effective, providing many uses and benefits. So on with my list of faves!
Ok, now lets get into the benefits of each of these oils and best ways to use them! And there are A LOT so I would encourage you to experiment!!!
Lemon oil can eliminate odors in your home when diffused and you can add it to your cleaning regimen for a naturally derived floor, window, and surface cleaner. Lemon oil is also great for the skin and hair. Just use a drop diluted in a carrier oil on the skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes and add a few drop s to your favorite shampoo for smooth hair. I also love using Lemon essential oil (with Lavender) on my wool dryer balls so my clothes smell fresh and clean! You can also put a drop or two into your favorite bowl of warm soup. And you know you’ll be partaking in your fair share of soup this fall/winter season!
Orange essential oil evokes a sense of calmness , peace, harmony, and creativity in your home when diffused. Orange is also a very versatile scent that can take you right from the spring/summer months into the fall/winter season seamlessly! I love diffusing Orange in the girls’ playroom because they love the playful scent.
I feel like Lime essential oil is an underrated oil due to its competition with Lemon but let me tell ya, it’s in a class of its own! Lime clears a path to creativity when one is feeling uninspired. Lime is also great for skin and can be added to your favorite nighttime moisturizer (See my DIY moisturizer HERE) to wake up to radiant skin!
If all of the above sounds absolutely amazing to you then you HAVE to try the Citrus Fresh™ which combines Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Mandarin oils with a hint of Spearmint. Citrus Fresh is a proprietary blend of Young Living that offers an uplifting aroma perfect for diffusing! Citrus Fresh™ is also a great chemical-free alternative to your room sprays, air deodorizers, plug-ins, etc. Just simply add a few drops to a small spritzer bottle with distilled water and spray the air and soft furnishings for a fresh scent! Along with it being amazing in the diffuser and as a room spray you can dilute it with a carrier oil or put a few drops into your moisturizer to achieve the appearance of smooth, radiant skin!
So in conclusion, you MUST try one, or all, of these fresh, uplifting, skin beautifying citrus oils. Use them on those days when you’re feeling less than inspired, crave to be bitten by the creativity bug, or when your surroundings need a little fresh spritz. Let me know how you use your citrus essential oils!
A word of caution with citrus oils: Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 24 hours after applying product to skin exposed. Citrus oils may cause photosensitivity.
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This post is not medical advice. This is my personal experience about what worked for me and my family. I have no way of knowing if essential oils truly helped any of the situations described.