“I can’t stand the smell of citrus,” said no one, ever.
What’s better than a whiff of lemon, orange or grapefruit? The scent of Citrus Fresh™, a mingling of citrus with just the tiniest hint of spearmint to sweeten the corners.
What is it about the scent of citrus? I always feel happy when I smell orange or mandarin. Maybe it reminds me of Christmas morning, when you peel open that orange found at the bottom of your stocking. Maybe it’s the memory of walking through groves of grapefruits in California when we lived there, and the weather was always perfect, and the sun was always shining. Maybe it’s the memory of cutting limes for drinks when I worked as a waitress in a smoky bar during my college years. The bright, citrus aroma seemed to cast a swath of pure joy through the dark, table-filled rooms.
Citrus Fresh is the scent of radiance and light, sunshine and hope. You just can’t beat it for bringing a childlike happiness to the moment when you open up the bottle.
How do you use Citrus Fresh Essential Oil?
If you want the benefits of Citrus Freshness, here’s how I use it…
Every few days, I poke around the upstairs bedrooms to gather the stray chocolate milk glass or chip bags behind the beds. (My kids don’t actually believe we’ll get mice if they leave food around!) I spray a mixture of Citrus Fresh and water into the air and inside closets. This is the supercharged way to get a good smell going in a musty space. You could always diffuse Citrus Fresh, too; that’s divine, but we’re talking teenaged boys’ rooms here! I like a quick effect.
I also put a drop on cotton balls and place inside shoes.
Same with wool dryer balls in the laundry room. Just put a drop or two on each ball and let them bonk around with your clothes as they are drying. And please, whatever you do, get rid of your store bought dryer sheets and replace them with natural dryer balls. (Note: Young Living has dryer balls you can add to your next ER order.)
Mix a drop of Citrus Fresh in a few drops of V6 vegetable oil and dab behind your ears and neck (careful you don’t go out into the sunshine, as citrus essential oils are highly photosensitive on the skin). Your honey will probably want to chew on you if you use Citrus Fresh as a perfume, but that can be a good thing, methinks.
A few drops in your night time moisturizer will smooth your skin like crazy. (I have a friend who rubs a half lemon over her face and throat every day, but I’ll stick with citrus oil cold pressed from the rind!)
Citrus Fresh in your diffuser is wonderful!
Diffuse in classrooms, workrooms, or anywhere you want to invigorate and uplift yourself and others with a positive vibe. Citrus Fresh is a go-to oil for this.
Make a DIY diffusion blend of your own imagination. Citrus essential oils go really well with mellow, piney scents like Cypress, Spruce, Rosemary or Hong Kuai… lovely and complex; and aromatic herbal scents like Thyme, Basil, Cinnamon or Clary Sage… just be prepared for a blast of energy and mental focus! I also think it adds a little unexpected and pleasant brightness to the earthy Frankincense and Myrrh.
This is a blend that supports the lymphatic system and immune system; and provides emotional support and calm to the nervous system due to its esters and aldehydes. You just can’t feel stressed or irritable with Citrus Fresh diffusing into your atmosphere.
What about Citrus Fresh Vitality?
The benefits of citrus essential oils don’t stop with topical applications. Citrus Fresh Vitality is the Citrus Fresh that’s labeled for ingestion and food use.
Add a drop or two to your morning water, your daily NingXia Red, or a sparkling beverage.
You can make a really delicious frozen fruit pop, or salad dressing with it, too. Kids love this!
Try Citrus Fresh in avocado oil with a little white vinegar over your fruit in the morning – It transforms a simple apple into a gourmet treat and perfectly balanced energy breakfast.
Ready for a little decadence? I like to cut up some pineapple, put a dollop of vanilla ice cream over the chunks and stir it until the ice cream begins to melt a little into a creamy yellow mess… then (you guessed it), add a drop of Citrus Fresh Vitality in the mix and you have some kind of heaven in a bowl. Slurp.
Citrus Fresh is a delightful oil that comes right up to your nose the second you open the bottle. Citrus oils have those top notes the really pop! Just use it. A lot. You’ll be happy you did.
By the way, Citrus Fresh is one of those oils you get in the Premium Starter Kit when you become a member of Young Living. If you don’t have one yet, I’d be delighted to help you get your hands on one today.
Contact me and let’s get oiling together!