Lemon oil is extracted from the oil in lemon peel. Here are some of Shannon's favourite uses of lemon oil:
It is a really good penetrating oil and combines very well with beeswax to make an excellent furniture polish.
It’s also a good natural insect inhibitor for example, if you want to keep spiders out of your home, wrap some pantyhose around the head of a broom, add a couple of drops of lemon oil (or alternatively rub a lemon directly over the pantyhose) spread it evenly over the broom head with your hand and then extract the cobwebs with the broom, making sure you touch the walls as you go, so the oil is transferred around the house. Spiders won’t like it and will stay outside.
Inexpensive citronella candle
Put two drops of lemon oil in the well of your candle. When you light the candle and the well warms up, the smell will permeate the surrounding air and the mozzies and flies will stay away.
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You can find essential oils from your local supermarket, pharmacist, naturopath, health food stores or essential oil suppliers.