Lemon Verbena essential oil is an uplifting essential oil with a clean, delightful, and fruity-floral aroma with lemon top notes. Our favorite lemon verbena benefits are soothing upset tummies caused by nervousness, cleansing the liver, and being a fine respiratory supporting oil. Our lemon verbena is from Spain and certified organic thru the farmer. The genus name Aloysia of lemon verbena is thought to be derived from the Latin word for Louisa. Lemon verbena was named in honor of King Charles IV of Spain’s wife, Maria Louisa of Parma.
Other Great Lemon Verbena Benefits:
• Supporting oil during new transitions in life such as a new job or home
• Emotionally uplifting and supportive during times of sadness
• A great oil during times of anxiety or stress
• Calms dizzy spells
• Soothing when a cold or the flu is present
Lemon verbena essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves. Due to the high price, it is not unusual for lemon verbena to be impure and cut with lemon and lemongrass. Our lemon verbena essential oil has been GC/MS tested for purity and quality and is of the highest quality lemon verbena essential oil.
Ways to Use Lemon Verbena Essential Oil:
• Diffuse in the home to bring a clean, fresh and uplifting aroma
• Steam with 1 drop lemon verbena essential oil when you have a cold
• Inhale 2 drops from a cotton ball when you have a nervous stomach
• Diffuse in the home, office or car when anxiety or stress is present
Put the essential oil drops in the glass roll on bottle. Add the jojoba oil up to the bottom of the neck of the bottle. Cap and shake. Apply over liver area on front and back of body once or twice daily.
Lemon Verbena Essential Oil Safety
Lemon verbena essential oil has a high potential for skin irritation. Do not use undiluted on the skin. The maximum recommended amount of drops in a carrier oil is 3-4 drops per ounce. An ounce is about 2 tablespoons. Do not use on diseased, damaged or sensitive skin. Do not use on children’s skin under the age of two. Phototoxic and can cause sunburn. Do not apply to skin for at least 12 hours before going in the sun or using a tanning bed, steam room or sauna. Animals are sensitive to essential oils, especially cats and smaller furry friends. Never put essential oils on cats or other small pets fur. When using essential oils with dogs or other animals consult a holistic vet for advice on how to use them safely.
Resources: 1. Kathy Keville and Mindy Green. Aromatherapy A complete Guide To The Healing Art. 2nd Edition, Crossing Press, USA, 2009
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