Lemon Essential Oil is a lovely, refreshing and uplifting oil. It can help to soothe irritation caused by insect bites and is also a insect repellent. Also used for athlete's foot, chiliblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts. When diluted it can be used in hair rinses, skin toners and fresheners. Excellent as a cleaning aid around the house to remove sticky, gluey deposits (do not use on polished or treated wood). Always test surfaces with a little first.
The Lemon tree is thought to have originated in India, and to have been introduced into Italy toward the end of the 5th Century. Lemons once cured scurvy on English ships and were also used to fight malaria and typhoid in medieval Spain. The Lemon tree is thought to have originated in Asia and was introduced into Europe by the crusaders when they discovered the lemon tree in Palestine. In historic times it had immense value as an antiseptic to be used on bites from disease carrying insects. The Egyptians used it to cure meat and fish poisoning.
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