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Essential Oils of Lemon and Orange

A precious gift from the citrus fruits of the Sorrento Peninsula



Essential Oils are extracted from the skins of Sorrento lemons and Sorrento oranges. The outer part of the peel contains the vesicles in which the oil is removed. A true concentrate of aroma and taste, rich in beneficial properties

Cooking with essential oils

A few drops of oil are enough to flavor and enrich your sweet and savory preparations. Try to prepare a custard by adding a few drops of Lemon essential oil and you will be surprised by the richness of the taste. Or prepare a sauce to dress a roasted fish, with extra virgin olive oil and parsley.
Orange oil lends itself to the preparation of excellent cakes or, for an original solution, to liven up a tomato salad.
As always, it is your imagination that will guide you to invent original recipes.

The beneficial propertie of essential oils

The lemon essence, in addition to being intensely and pleasantly scented, has numerous antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it an excellent ally against coughs, colds and flu states but also to purify environments.
Lemon essential oil has digestive and carminative properties useful in case of difficult digestion, nausea and abdominal swelling.
It is taken by adding one or two drops to a teaspoon of honey or a sugar cube to aid digestion and fight abdominal swelling.
Thanks to its antibacterial, astringent and antioxidant properties, lemon essential oil is an excellent ally for counteracting the effects of aging in impure skin or skin with excess sebum or acne.
It also promotes blood circulation, useful in case of cellulite, water retention, counteracts the sense of heaviness in the lower limbs. Due to its benefits on circulation, lemon essential oil is a valid natural remedy even in the case of chilblains and hemorrhoids.
Traditionally, lemon essential oil is used to strengthen brittle nails.
Massaged on the back and chest, the oil with lemon essential oil can help in case of colds and coughs, especially when combined with balsamic essential oils.
It is advisable not to expose yourself to the sun for the following twenty-four hours to avoid sunburn.

Use in aromatherapy

In aromatherapy, lemon essential oil is used as a stimulant for the nervous system, and it seems that this essence is able to promote concentration in study and work and improve mood and physical and mental resistance to stress.
A dozen drops in the classic or ultrasonic diffuser pleasantly perfume the environment, promote good mood, concentration and improve breathing.


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An ally for beauty

For external use, lemon essential oil must be used diluted. It is possible to disperse a drop of essential oil in a teaspoon of Aloe vera gel: the aloe gel enriched with lemon essential oil is useful for strengthening the capillaries if you suffer from couperose and is an effective natural remedy in case of oily skin and impurity.
Lemon essential oil can be used after diluting a few drops in sweet almond, sunflower or olive oil (about 10 drops of lemon essential oil for each tablespoon of vegetable oil) to massage the legs and buttocks useful for promote circulation, prevent the appearance of capillaries and improve water retention and cellulite.
Massage oil with olive oil and lemon essential oil is also excellent for the hands and feet as it strengthens brittle nails and soothes the pain and discomfort caused by chilblains.

Aid to ecology

Finally, lemon essential oil is a natural ingredient that can be used for the preparation of ecological detergents: by adding 20-30 drops of lemon essence to each glass of alcohol or white wine vinegar, a antibacterial and perfumed detergent effective for cleaning ceramic floors, sanitary ware and taps.

The external and internal use of lemon essential oil is not recommended during pregnancy, breastfeeding and obviously in the case of ascertained sensitivity to the substances contained therein.


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