Lemon is an amazing citrus fruit that reveals incredible health benefits when consumed, but its presence in the room can offer as well as many benefits, amazing, isn’t it?
This fruit is packed with valuable nutrients that boost the health of the body and skin and because of that widely used in various treatments. Likewise, it is an efficient cleaning agent and because of that a staple ingredient in the household.
What can a lemon piece offer near your bed?
- Air cleaning
The use of lemon essential oil can bring many benefits in indoor environments that are left unventilated, but not on purpose just due to the hectic schedule many people forget to do it. The essential oil is high in mono terpenes revealing surface antimicrobial properties that successfully purify the air in indoor facilities. This will be very helpful in cases of asthma as accumulated pollution of the internal air can cause respiratory disorders, worsen the allergic reaction and pathologies like asthma. The cleansing effect that lemon essential oil can provide can protect your body from the onset of viral diseases that are very common during wintertime.
- Provides relaxation
As per a conducted study, the lemon scent can effectively regulate the level of heartbeat and blood pressure thus making you feel relaxed. For that purpose, you should cut a lemon in four and place the pieces in a cup near your bedside table, 15 minutes before you go to sleep. Inhaling the lemon scent will contribute to lower anxiety level thereby providing you with the needed sleep.
- Betters mental abilities
The lemon scent can better mental abilities due to the content of monoterpene and sesquiterpene, compounds that can assist in higher levels of concentration and memory quality. This scent will offer the needed relaxation that in turn will make us to think more critically, creatively and help us with the solution of any problem. Therefore, make certain to place one or two pieces of lemon on your desk, and thus enjoy its refreshing scent and the energy it offers for better work.
- Boosted mood
The lemon smell promotes the secretion of dopamine, a hormone accountable for the feelings of pleasure and serotonin, or otherwise known as the “happy” hormone. Moreover, the lemon scent activates the amygdala and the mesocorticolimbic pathway that elevates the level of monoaminergic neurotransmitters that battle against depression.
You can experience the amazing benefits of lemon scent also during the day by soaking a cotton ball into lemon essential oil, and then placing it in a small hermetic box and taking it with you at home or in your office. In this way you will have access to the positive effects of the lemon any time during day.
- Repels mosquitoes
Summer is approaching, the favorite season of many people, but along with the summer days come also the mosquitoes. These blood suckers can make our enjoyable summer days the worst nightmare. In order to successfully repel them without the use of chemical products you can simply use some lemon pieces with cloves. Take 1 lemon and cut it in halves and then prick in it several cloves. This will help you to have nice summer evenings free of mosquitoes as these both ingredients repel them in the most natural way.
There is another simple procedure by putting a few drops of lemon essential oil in a diffuser, 10 minutes before bedtime, and the mosquitoes will be immediately gone.
Lemon reveals photosensitive properties which make the lemon essential oil sensitive to light; therefore, it should not be kept outside.
Make sure to wash your hands after you have used lemon essential oil, especially if you have touched your face. Do not forget that essential oils have an irritating effect on the mucous membranes, the eye area and the skin.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 3 years old should avoid the use of lemon essential oil.