Lemon oil is antibacterial and due to its fresh scent, lends itself particularly well to diffusion in sick rooms, killing germs and simultaneously brightening the patient's spirit. Lemon oil is not only anti-depressant, but also helps concentration. Its stimulant action on the circulation is excellent for those, who perform detail oriented tasks or who work creatively. Lemon oil can be used to treat insect bites and itchy skin conditions. It tones and astringes and can be added to massage oils for varicose veins and cellulites. In aromatherapy skin care it can be added to facial cleansing lotions and may be used to treat oily skin. It can also fade blemishes and freckles. Should be used with caution; people with sensitive skin may experience skin reactions. Lemon has photosensitising properties. Avoid exposing treated areas of skin to the sun.
Lemon is associated with the solar plexus chakra, the centre of the will and self-image, from which confidence and power radiates. It is a great pick-me-up, especially for those lacking confidence, or easily get down on themselves. Lemon can be used to meditate on the sun as a source of creative energy. It is purifying and refreshing, helping to clear an overburdened mind. It is also stimulating and can be used to initiate new projects. It radiates a sparkling kind of compassion that makes it impossible to hang on to the dark clouds of doom and gloom.