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Due to its powerful cleansing and antioxidant properties, it is highly supportive in reducing edema and inflammation, as well as detoxifying the body through the liver and kidneys. Some studies have demonstrated that lemon essential oil can even the oxidative stress and damaged caused to the liver and kidneys by certain prescription medications 1
It is also well known for its ability to stimulate lymphatic drainage, rejuvenate energy, purify skin, and fight bacteria and fungi. 2
Lemon essential oil can be safely taken internally (when it comes from a pure source such as dōTERRA), or can be directly inhaled from the bottle, diffused or diluted and applied to the skin. When inhaled, essential oils pass into our lungs and therefore directly to our bloodstream. They can also pass through our skin and into our blood stream.
The best way to take lemon essential oil to support lymphatic cleansing is orally – all it takes is one drop in a glass of water once or twice per day, or you can apply it to the outer ear and ankles.
As always, connect with someone you trust who is experienced in using essential oils before you begin!