The refreshing scent of lemons is probably irreplaceable! What’s more, it is beneficial! If you make your own natural, lemon air freshener, you will gain numerous benefits.
Its preparation is extremely easy, as all you need to do is to slice a lemon into quarters and sprinkle some salt on it. That’s all!
Then, place the slices on the nightstand and enjoy the following benefits:
1 – Improved Breathing
Lemons can help you when you try to fall asleep, but the stuffy nose just won’t make it happen! The gentle lemon scent will waft through the nostrils and help you fall asleep.
2 – Enhanced Air Quality
The lemon will also cleanse the air, apart from providing a fresh smell. You can also use the lemon slices to absorb the paint fumes out of the room.
3 – Stress Relief
The anxiety and stress build up around bedtime, but if you place a few lemon slices on your nightstand, the citrus smell will relax your brain and soothe the mind and body.
4 – Lower Blood Pressure
The aroma of this beneficial fruit lowers blood pressure. Regarding the fact that many people have elevated blood pressure, and even 32% of all Americans, the scent of the lemon will be of great help to a lot of people.
5 – Insect repellent
The lemon is one of the most effective natural insect repellents you can use, and it will keep all types of insects at bay. Moreover, add cloves for improved insect-repellent effects, as seen in the video below.
6 – Increased Energy and Positivity in the morning
The lemon slices on the nightstand will help you feel energized and fresh in the morning, while the lemon smell will boost the production of serotonin in the brain, and make you happy and satisfied.
7 – Increased Focus
In the case of trouble sleeping and insomnia, the brain travels all over the place, so according to psychologists, two things are crucial for a good night’s sleep. First of all, relaxation, which will set you in a state of mind conducive to rest. Then, the lemon will help you focus and fall asleep.
The video below will reveal more impressive benefits of lemons! Check it out!
Dr. Josh Axe
Lifehacker & Experimenter
Other included sources linked in David Wolfe’s article:
How Stuff Works
The Daily Mail