Ever since the amazing Katie sent me some essential oil for last year's Mug o' Comfort Swap
, I've been obsessed. Essential oil is so good for SO many things, from psychological health, to beauty, to recipes, to cleaning the house.
Normally, though, it's out of my price range so I hoard it.
Lift Care is a cosmetics company that focuses on skin rejuvenation and anti-aging products. They make the very intriguing Lift Wand and Lift Bar....but for now, I'm focusing on their spa treatment essential oils.
Their lemon essential oil is cold-pressed and highly concentrated (don't apply directly to skin, without a carrier oil!).
This lemon essential oil smells just like a rind- very pure, and not overwhelming in scent. I was honestly surprised how non-perfumey it is. YAY!
And trust me, 4 ounces of concentrated essential oil is enough for plenty of uses.
Here are ways I'm using it this summer:
- One drop of lemon oil with 5 drops of Carmellia oil, to moisturize my face at night after cleansing (brightens dull skin)
- One drop of lemon oil in a Tblsp of baking soda, as a deodorizer (in fridge and closet)<---I may also put this mix in a cheesecloth bundle into my stinky shoes soon!
- Ten drops of lemon oil in 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup vinegar, in a spray bottle, to clean countertops (it's a disinfectant!)
- Two drops of lemon oil in a bit of water in my candle diffuser, to eliminate airborne odors
- One drop of lemon oil into the toilet before using it, to trap bad odors
- Three drops lemon oil into 16 oz. ice water for extra refreshment
- Three drops of lemon oil into my dish detergent before running a load through the dishwasher (reduces hard water spots)
- Rubbing one drop, diluted with 1 drop of a carrier oil, onto bug bites (it's a natural anesthetic and antiseptic)
I can't wait to try:
- Baking a lemon almond flourless cake
- Mixing about 10 drops with 2 Tbsp vitamin E oil, as a cuticle moisturizer and nail strengthener
- Adding it to sugar to make a citrus scrub (some lucky future swapper may get this!)
- Adding a few drops to warm water, along with Epsom salts, for a detoxing foot bath
- Adding it to cocktails (especially a Blue Champagne, in place of lemon juice, or a Lemon Rose Bellini, in place of the sorbet)
- Making soap with it (especially adding poppy seeds as a natural scrubbing agent. Lemon Poppyseed? Yes, please!)
Want to learn more about LiftCare and their beauty and health offerings? Check out their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts.
*Thanks to Tomoson. I received a sample for free, in exchange for my honest review of the product. And now that I've found an affordable essential oil company I'm diving further in!
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