Lemon oil is uplifting, astringent and excellent for us grease monkeys looking to do a little spring cleaning in our clogged up pores. If you don’t have oily skin, you can still make an enjoyable room spray with lemon oil to help purify the air and keep you from getting sick. Lemon smells clean, fresh and makes you feel happy, energetic and like all is well and right in the world.
Back to the blemishes – lemon oil is a great addition to your homemade sugar scrub, clay mask, lotion or you can add it directly to your skin as a facial peel unless you have sensitive skin, then don’t. Add lemon oil (or fresh slices) to age spots and freckles to lighten them naturally and generally it will brighten dull skin. Warning, warning – it can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun so maybe indulge now before the sunshine season arrives.
Oily folks, enjoy these D.I.Y. recipes:
Mask for Oily Complexion
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1 teaspoon bentonite (or other facial) clay
1 strawberry, mashed (optional)
2 drops each cypress and lemon essential oils
Combine ingredients and apply. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse.
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Toner for Oily Complexion
2 ounces witch hazel
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
5 drops cedarwood essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
1 drop ylang-ylang essential oil
Combine ingredients. Shake well before using.
All Natural Me Wonders… How do you clean your nasty pores?