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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%)

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