We already know what to do when life gives us lemons: squeeze them into a cup of warm water and toss that baby back. But what happens when life withholds lemons (or we just get really sick of squeezing them)? Grab yourself a bottle of lemon essential oil!

If, like us, you already drink a glass of warm lemon water first thing every morning, then you’ve felt the deeply hydrating benefits. But did you know that a few drops of lemon essential oil can be just as effective as fresh squeezed? Keeping a bottle of food-grade lemon oil on hand is also crazy convenient, so there’s literally no excuse not to alkalize and detox daily. Here’s what you need to know…

How It Helps: According to Dr. David Wolfe, “lemon essential oil can help increase energy levels while aiding in mental clarity. This oil has also been known to help with heartburn, acne, gallstones, and respiratory issues.” Adding a few drops to your water in the morning “will activate your metabolism, balance pH levels and reverse inflammation.”

How It’s Different: Lemon oil is made from the rinds, not the juice, so it’s pH is neutral rather than acidic. That means easier absorption, safer detoxing and no risk of dental damage. The oil also has more antioxidants than lemon juice, containing a powerful detoxifier called d-limonene. As lemon oil is highly concentrated, it’s important to note that only a few drops are needed – a little goes a long way!

How To Use It: Add a few drops of highest-quality, food grade lemon oil to a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. To echo Dr. Wolfe’s words, “Remember, a little goes a long way when it comes to oils. Some sensitivity can occur when using essential oils, so consult a doctor if a problem does develop.” Drop a few more into a water bottle later in the day (be sure to use a glass water bottle, as the oil can erode plastic).

The Chalkboard Mag and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. 
All material on The Chalkboard Mag is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health related program. 

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