Limonene Stand

Jun 30th, 2011 | Category: Young Living Product Blog

It is time for a summer challenge: Get in your car and drive down the street. I bet you won’t make it out of your neighborhood without seeing a child’s lemonade stand. Aren’t they the reason we keep a few extra quarters in our car? For a meager 50 cents you can buy an escape from summer’s squelching heat. If only it were that easy to soothe and protect our internal systems. Each day we are bombarded with free radicals, pesticides, and other external stresses. Nature’s plan for defending us against these forces comes in the form of antioxidants—and there are few antioxidants more powerful than d-limonene.

D-limonene was named after lemon because of the high concentrations of this constituent found in the rind. A powerful antioxidant, d-limonene is known to boost immune function and protect cells, and has traditionally been used for weight loss and to treat bronchitis.

High concentrations of d-limonene are found in the following Young Living citrus-derived products:

  • Grapefruit essential oil—Fresh, citrus aroma known to energize and uplift when feeling stressed or unhappy.  Creates the sense of fullness when used in conjunction with a healthy weight-management system.
  • Lemon essential oil—Strong, citrus aroma that refreshes and stimulates the mind, improves memory, promotes a sense of well-being, and works as an insect repellant. It is also useful as a cleaning aid.
  • Orange essential oil—Rich, fruity aroma that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence. It also encourages positive emotions.
  • Tangerine essential oil—Sweet, tangy aroma known to help with occasional nervous irritability and promote a sense of security.

My favorite usage tips:

  • Add to food or rice as a dietary supplement.
  • Add to soy milk or a smoothie as flavoring.
  • Add to lemonade for variety and depth.

Let’s not let children hold the corner market on this summer treat. It is time for each of us to enjoy the benefits of having our own d-limonene stand. Isn’t our health worth more than 50 cents?

Please reply with your favorite YL citrus essential oil. Make sure to include your favorite way to use it.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

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