Essential Oil Spotlight: Geranium & Lemon
Updated: Nov 28
We are always striving to find ways to help incorporate essential oils into our personal health and wellness routines, and we like to share this information with all of you too! We recently discovered a publication by the NIH about a study that was done on the effects of geranium and lemon essential oils on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). The results of the study suggest that geranium and lemon essential oils and their derivative compounds are valuable natural anti-viral agents that may contribute to the prevention of the invasion of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 into the human body.
You can read the full abstract here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32575476/
ABOUT YL GERANIUM
Geranium essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the Pelargonium graveolens plant, a multibranched shrub that grows up to 5 feet tall. Native to subtropical southern Africa, geranium was used traditionally by the Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant skin. Today Geranium essential oil is obtained from Africa and Madagascar and is used in many perfumes and cosmetics for its fresh, floral aroma and skincare benefits. In addition, to use in topical products and perfumes, Geranium essential oil can be diffused or inhaled for its uplifting and soothing aroma.
GERANIUM KEY CONSTITUENTS
Citronellol, Geraniol, Citronellyl formate
ABOUT YL LEMON
Originally native to Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. Lemon essential oil is known for its cleansing properties, and it is widely used in skin care and home cleaning solutions for these benefits. Its fresh, zesty aroma also makes it an important top note in perfumes, as well as an effective odor neutralizer when diffused.
LEMON KEY CONSTITUENTS
Limonene, Gamma-terpinene, Beta-pinene
Diffuse a few drops of each oil in your favorite essential oil diffuser, or combine a couple of drops of each with your favorite carrier oil and rub on the soles of your feet each day if you have no allergies to these oils or their compounds.
General Essential Oil CAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Heidi carries many essential oils at the office, and she can always order them for you. She can even help you set up your own account with Young Living so you can get wholesale pricing every day! You only have to order once per year to keep your wholesale account active.