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Essential Oils

How can I make lemon essential oil?

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  • AAshley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Lemons are a stress-reducing super citrus fruit. Create your own lemon essential oil using the lemon peel, which contains potent stress-reducing oils. Add a few drops of this essential oil to water and place in a spray bottle for a relaxing spritz.

    Ingredients:
    • 1 lemon
    • Cold-pressed olive oil
    Directions:
    1. Grate the outside of the lemon over a bowl.
    2. Fill a small glass bottle halfway with the grated lemon zest. Fill the rest of the bottle with olive oil.
    3. Set the bottle on a windowsill or somewhere else that gets a lot of sun. Leave it there for a few days, but shake the bottle a few times per day.
     
    Store lemon oil in an airtight container at room temperature.
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