I don’t know about you, but I love citrus. I love the clean smell, the pretty colors and the overall freshness they represent. To me, a lemon scent means clean. A lime flavor signifies refreshment. The tang of grapefruit feels healthy. Orange is a perky flavor that wakes you up. Why else to people drink it in the morning?
I have discovered a new blend of essential oils to diffuse that smells to me like springtime and sunshine. When I am diffusing it it makes my house feel fresh and the air smell clean. I love inhaling the combination of the three oils that create such a flavorful and crisp scent.
Try this blend for yourself in the diffuser and make your home smell fresh and clean without any of the harmful chemicals that you find in store-bought air fresheners. There are no synthetic chemicals in this air freshening blend, just 100% plant-based goodness.
Sugary Citrus Blend
4 drops Bergamot essential oil
3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
3 drops Lemongrass essential oil
Not only are these essential oils amazing together in the diffuser, they are also great for your body. They are all considered Natural Health Products, according to Health Canada.
According to the Health Canada website, a “Natural Health Product (NHP) is a naturally occurring substance that is used to restore or maintain good health. They are often made from plants, but can also be made from animals, microorganisms and marine sources. They come in a wide variety of forms like tablets, capsules, tinctures, solutions, creams, ointments and drops.”
Some of the NHP benefits of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Lemongrass are the following:
Bergamot is distilled from the fruit peel. It is commonly used to enhance healthy-looking skin, particularly to help with pimples and acne or to experience relief from painful boils. This oil can be applied topically to relieve minor skin irritations due to cuts, scrapes, bruises or minor burns.
Bergamot is also great for relief from digestive discomfort from gas or bloating, as well as helping to smooth muscle contraction of the gastrointestinal tract.
Also, its light citrusy scent is uplifting and relaxing.
It can be used on the skin directly, in a diffuser and in sprays for muscle pain, directly inhaled or added to a bath.
Grapefruit’s sweet, zesty scent can be used to calm the nerves because it acts like a nervine and calmative. It can be used locally on the skin, in a diffuser and directly inhaled or in a bath. It is a soothing oil for your body and mind.
Lemongrass can be used when experiencing digestive discomfort. It acts as a carminative and antispasmodic, as well as a nervine and calmative. It enhances relaxation as well as helps relieve headaches.
It can be used topically on the skin as well as directly inhaled or added to a bath for a relaxing atmosphere.
For use in the bath
When using any essential oil in the bath, following this technique for the best results: combine 2-8 drops of undiluted essential oils with the same amount of shampoo or liquid soap before adding it to the bath. Mix into the water gently. For maximum benefit, remain in the bath for 10 minutes. Use 2 drops of undiluted essential oil the first time and increase by 1 drop per bath up to a maximum of 8 drops. (Tisserand 1977; Price and Price 2007). Use once daily.
Get your own oils
If you don’t already have essential oils, I recommend Young Living. Their oils have a Seed to Seal guarantee, which means they are quality and pure. There are no synthetic additives in any of their oils. You can order them by clicking on the following link:
Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!