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Lots to Love About Lemons

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Sometimes, popularity is just plain well-earned. Such is the case with Lemon oil, which is the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA® offers! Full of limonene, that powerful natural chemical known for cleansing and purifying, Lemon oil is altogether pleasant, invigorating and versatile. The aroma is just so classic, familiar, friendly, and comforting; it offers us a lot to love.

What child hasn’t had a heartwarming experience with the aroma produced by that firm little yellow citrus fruit? Summer lemonade stands, sugary lemon candies, lemon slices with tea that Mom prepared to help her children recover when they were under the weather. Clearly, Mom knew that lemons could support healthy respiratory function, making them extra valuable to have on hand for her family’s health.

Within the world of doTERRA, you’ll sometimes hear the acronym LLP in the context of seasonal threats. These three letters stand for Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint, a tried-andtrue trio of oils equipped to join forces and help combat the unpleasant effects of these threats. Check out this blend, perfect for diffusing; or combine the three oils together within veggie capsules for internal use.

Seasonal Boost

• 3 drops Lemon

• 3 drops Lavender

• 3 drops Peppermint

In Sicily, a Mediterranean island region of Italy, doTERRA has helped a family business run by multiple generations of dedicated farmers to expand the reach of their large, juicy lemons. Under the right conditions, which include lots of sunshine and fertile soil, these Sicilian citrus fruits can reach softball size! The lemon farmers are especially proud of what they deem to be the exclusive aromatic characteristics of their high-quality fruits, the rinds of which are cold pressed to produce doTERRA Lemon oil. As caretakers of land and produce, these Italian farmers do an amazing job; so here’s a special diffuser blend in their honor.

Sicilian Coast

• 2 drops Lemon

• 2 drops Bergamot

• 2 drops Cypress

A few drops of Lemon essential oil in the morning can be the perfect start to brighten the day. Add a couple drops of Lemon oil to your insulated (non-plastic) bottle of cold water on a warm day for a refreshing burst of flavor in every sip. Of course, you can also use your Lemon oil in desserts and main dishes, anytime you’re looking for that recognizable yellow sunburst of citrus. Add a few drops to fish or chicken marinades, or use it to add a little zest to your salad dressings. Lemon oil is a particularly popular addition to recipes for cookies, cakes, puddings, pastries, and green smoothies; and it supports healthy digestion, to boot!

Use Lemon oil as a non-toxic cleaner throughout your home by adding a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. To clean, protect, and shine wood finishes, combine a few drops of Lemon oil with some olive oil and use a soft cloth to apply. The chemical constituents within Lemon oil are also known for promoting a positive mood, which is always a good thing when cleaning the house. We can certainly see why versatile Lemon essential oil is a bestseller! That positive mood it brings on must go back to the clean, bright, enjoyable aromatic experiences we mentioned earlier. Let this familiar citrus scent bring to mind all of that and more, because there’s lots to love about Lemon.