Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Benefits of Lemon Water and a Giveaway!

Do you put lemon wedges in your water?

I’ve noticed a lot of people like to put lemon in their water when they are at restaurants but why do they do this? It adds flavor to water and people like the taste. But did you know that there are a lot of health benefits to drinking lemon water? Not only does it taste good but it’s good for you!
Here are a few of the health benefits to drinking lemon water:
  • Helps fight disease
  • Builds immunity
  • Balances your pH level
  • May be beneficial to your skin
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Detoxifies your body and filters out toxins
  • Stimulates liver enzymes
  • May help speed up weight loss
Those are just a few benefits from drinking lemon water. The only problem I run into is that I have to keep buying lemons and I’m never home to use them before they go bad. My solution…Lemon Essential Oil from Young Living.

This tiny bottle fits perfectly in my purse and is easy to travel with.

Here are other ways you can use Lemon Oil:
  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.
  • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or breakfast shake for a refreshing pick-me-up.
  • Use it when cooking meals.
  • I use Lemon Oil in my water because it adds flavor and it’s good for my body. It comes in a 15mL bottle and is so easy to travel with. Only one drop of oil in my water adds so much flavor because it’s extremely concentrated. One kilo of oil is equivalent to 3,000 Lemons! So use it sparingly. I also use it on my face, in my breakfast shakes, and put in on my baked fish.
Please note: If you put lemon oil your water I recommend using a glass cup instead of plastic since lemon may leach the plastic from the bottle or cup into your water. Also, if you apply the lemon to your skin, do not go out in direct sunlight for 72 hours since it may bleach your skin. I apply it on at night and I haven’t had any problems.
Not all essential oils are the same. I am confident that Young Living has the best oils around because of how they distill their oils and their purity. Young Living essential oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade and safe to use.

If you want to learn about buying wholesale Young Living products or earning extra income, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Okay, here is what I promised for you all! If you are reading this you have a chance to win a Young Living Lemon Essential oil 15mL bottle! I’ll be giving away this 15mL essential oil to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section below about how you would use your Lemon Essential Oil and for additional entries in the contest include one or more of the following:
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • “Like” my Facebook page
  • Share my Facebook page with your friends
  • Share this blog post with your friends on Facebook
  • “Follow” my blog
  • “Pin” this blog post on Pinterest
For each one of these you get an additional entry. Just make sure you tell me in the comment section what you did so I know! I will do a random drawing in one week. My next giveaway will be when I reach 150 "Likes" on Facebook! This giveaway ends February 21st at 10 AM. Good luck! J



Stephanie said...

I like the carpet idea above and I would definitely use it in my drink. How could I not after such a glowing review of the benefits. I have already liked and shared your FB page and will also share this blog on FB. I do not Twitter or pin though. Sorry!

JDTS said...

I'm excited to try your breakfast shake recipe and I would definitely add lemon in that and in chicken marinade! However, I must admit I do not like lemon in my water. :) I just
-shared post
-shared blog
-how do I follow your blog? I'm only used to the 'follow me' button and can't find anything like that on your page. Thanks!

JDTS said...

above I said I shared post and shared blog. I meant I shared post and shared fb page.

Sound in Wind and Limb said...

JDTS, good question. I'm only familiar with blogger so when I want to follow another blogger I copy and paste their link. If you have your own blog or blog account I'm sure there is a way for you to follow. Let me know if you figure it out.

Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit said...

What a great giveaway! :) I would use my Lemon Essential Oil in my tea and to make some delish Chicken Piccata.

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