Best Tips and Recipes for Going Green Series

jBr1tv1355309168  It’s simple! Just follow this blog! 🙂 From now until the end of December, daily tips for going green in our life! Going green is cost effective, easy and fun! Why should you be Going Green in your Home? Do you enjoy the smell of Bleach or Synthetic Air Fresheners? Are you cleaning your body on one end (detoxing) by eating right and then bombarding it with toxins on another end by using toxic products in our home? About 98% of store bought products are made with synthetically made chemicals. And we wonder why we are tired of being tired and sick of being sick! Commercial products you are using in your home are not good for our planet and the environment The home products you are using are toxic to your our dogs, cats and…children! Who is Really Winning? The companies who manufacture drugs, cleaning products, paints, insecticides are slowing killing us with toxicity. They care about their bottom line; not our health. I hope you become committed to going green in your home. Do it as a gift to yourself, your children, your animals and your planet! I wish you the best in your life and your home!

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Lemon Essential Oil and All of the Wonderful Things It Can Do for You!

Mind Body Soul Essentials

What can Lemon do for you?

Lemon Essential Oil Uses & Benefits!

Steam inhalation with Lemon Essential Oil – Fill a large bowl or pan with boiling hot water and put in a few drops of lemon essential oil. Place your head over the bowl and then place a towel over your head and the bowl, (kind of like a tent so no steam escapes). Take a few deep breaths, breathing the vapors in deeply for a couple minutes.

Lemon Essential Oil is a disinfectant! Add to a spray bottle of water and spray into the air to deodorize, neutralize, and sterilize the air

For a quick, refreshing energy boost, put a few drops on a cotton ball and inhale!  Or take that cotton ball into your car or keep in your purse

Diffuse for the scent, to disinfect, to neutralize odors and to perk up! Put a few drops in some water and boil on the stove or put a few drops in a diffuser.  Fill the top of the diffuser with water and add a few drop in & light the candle underneath!
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Lemon Essential Oil is machine expressed from the ripe peel of the lemon!
Lemon Essential Oil is an insect repellant!
Lemon Essential Oil is used to fight against oily skin and hair. It also has cleansing properties and is often an ingredient in homemade hair products.If you go into the sun, the Lemon Essential Oil will react to lighten your hair making highlights, if applied in the right manner.

Lemon Essential Oil strengthens your nails and can help fight against nail fungus

Lemon Essential Oil has anti-depressant qualities and is used to treat anxiety

Improve your memory!  Combine Lemon Essential Oil  with Rosemary Essential Oil and help increase memory, increase concentration, and provide more clarity of thought. To create this helpful blend, use 3 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil, 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and diffuse it

Detox! Lemon Essential Oil has detoxification properties.

Tummy ache? Sniff some Lemon Essential Oil as it helps aleviate digestive problems

Lemon Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Origin: Italy
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation or Cold Pressing
Note: Top note
Color: Transparent
What Part(s) of the Plant is Used? For this oil, the peels are cold pressed
Aroma: Sweet, citrus, clean, sharp, fresh
Therapeutic Properties: Refreshing, tonifying and cleansing oil
Common Uses: Sore throats, bronchitis, coughs, throat infections, colds, flu, as an astringent,  Lightening fair hair, balancing oily hair
Blends With: Benzoin, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.

Hope this opened you up to new ideas and to maybe try some Lemon Essential Oil!  It’s great! 

Thanks for reading!  

In happiness, 

Vanessa

Mind Body Soul Essentials