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Healing Lemon Oil Cooler

Healing Lemon Oil Cooler

Lemon oil has some great detoxing and healing properties, and combined with some fresh orange juice, frozen pineapple and mango, and a little stevia you can make a refreshing, healing lemon oil cooler! We don't normally sweeten things, but when we do, we use stevia which is a great low glycemic, diabetic friendly alternative sweetener. Stevia is an herb with a very pungent flavor, but when it is flavored it is wonderful.  It is a great alternative sweetener for diabetics and cancer patients.

The Healing Power of Lemon Oil

Lemon is such a healing plant. Its rind is one of the richest sources of d-limonene, which is on of the most common cancer-fighting terpenes in nature. (source) Additionally we know that d-limonene can help:

* Boost immunity  (source, source)

* Reverse liver and pancreas damage (source)

* Kill pathogens and acts as a food preservative (source)

* Aid in weight loss (source)

* Decrease stress (source)

* Promote restful sleep (source)

Refresh and Relax with this Healing Lemon Oil Cooler

This drink was formulated to include the naturally occurring d-limonene that you can find in the lemon rind which is what is used to make lemon essential oil!

Healing Lemon Oil Cooler
 
Author:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with mint.
Notes
*lime juice and lime oil can substitute as well as orange juice and orange oil.

Other Essential Oils Rich in d-Limonene (source, p 580)

In addition to lemon oil, some of the richest sources of d-limonene are:

  • Sweet orange (83.9 – 95.9%)

  • Grapefruit (84.8 – 95.4%)

  • Clementine (94.8 – 95.0%)

  • Bitter orange, peel (89.7 – 91.7%)

  • Tangerine (87.4 – 91.7%

  • Lemon, expressed (56.6 – 76.0%)

  • Celery seed (68.0 – 75.0%)

  • Mandarin (65.3 – 74.2%)

  • Tangelo (73.2%)

  • Lemon, distilled (64.0 – 70.5%)

  • Dill seed (35.9-68.4%)

  • Elemi (26.9 – 65.0%)

  • Palo santo (58.6 – 63.3%)

  • Yuzu (63.1%)

  • Lime, expressed (51.5-59.6%)

  • Lime, distilled (55.6%)

  • Fir needle, silver (54.7%)

  • Bergamot, expressed (27.4 – 52.0%)

  • Caraway (36.9 – 48.8%)

Safety & Contraindications

Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?

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Essential Oil Roller Bottle Dilution Guide

When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.

Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family. 

CLICK HERE to download my free EO Roller Bottle Dilution Chart! 

As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.


This post currently has 2 comments.

  1. Andrea
    April 17, 2017

    By half of a whole orange, do you mean to also use the rind? Thanks, Andrea 🙂

      Reply
    • Dr. Z
      April 17, 2017

      Yep! Whole fruit, rind and all.

        Reply

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