Let’s face it… some days are more of a struggle than others. I totally know how that goes.
The alarm comes much too soon, the coffee is not nearly as effective as usual and all you can think about during that never-ending-god-forsaken meeting is how comfortable your bed will be whenever you finally get back to it.
For days like that I turn to a few simple solutions – you guessed it! Time for another edition of Tools for Life, where I give you two simple tools to keep in your belt for those times you need a little extra help.
Today we’re going to add a little light and energy to your life with lemon essential oil and citrine crystal.
Now I’m sure you’ve heard that or even guessed that lemon oil is very extremely useful. It’s in everything from cleaning supplied to candles. It’s such a versatile oil you can use it for almost anything. Physical energy boost, mental clarity enhancer and spiritual confidence enhancer. It’s one little oil that definitely packs a punch!
It refreshes and renews the body in almost every way possible. Its antibiotic, antioxidant, antidepressant… pretty much anti anything you want!
Mentally, it clears the clutter and gets you back to focusing. And don’t we all need that?! Emotionally, it aids with raising your mood and boosts self-confidence (thus the antidepressant aspect). Metaphysically it corresponds with your solar plexus chakra – the center of your self-confidence. It connects you to your divine nature and higher consciousness.
It’s such a happy oil that I can’t help feeling uplifted the moment I open the cap.
My favorite use for lemon oil? As a pick me up in the morning before my walk. I just put a drop or two into a glass of water and drink it down. I can feel my mind clearing up and my body detoxifying at the same time. Lemon oil is naturally purifying and aids in digestion.
NOTE: Before ingesting any oil check that it is safe first. Some oils are not for internal consumption, so always check beforehand.
Lemon oil will surely put a spring in your step, so try some today and discover all the amazing benefits yourself! If you’d like to get the oil I use, you can get it here.
And here are some awesome DIY recipes if you already have oil and want to try new ways to use it.
- Natural Cleaning Solution
- Fizzing Bath Bomb (can be made with lemon if you want a morning shower revival).
Moving on the next tool that’ll add light and joy to your life, citrine is one happy little stone.
Citrine is a bright yellow stone that resembles a little sun. It’s known as the “success stone” for the abundance it brings and is also connected to the solar plexus chakra. It clears unwanted or negative energies and can engender hope. Like I mentioned with the selenite last month, citrine doesn’t pick up any negative energy so you never need to cleanse it.
It’s a great stone for meditation, spiritual development and of course building self-confidence. Like lemon oil, it clears mental clutter and helps you focus. It increases creativity and inspiration. And it can also ease depression and self-doubt.
NOTE: I’m not a physician and cannot diagnose you. If you are suffering from severe depression please seek professional assistance.
Like any other crystal, you can use a tumbled (polished) version and carry it in your pocket, hold it in your hand, or there is always lots of wonderful jewelry made with citrine to be found everywhere. One of my favorites is this gorgeous piece from Elemental Origins.
Citrine and lemon go together so well, it was almost like they were created from the same source. And perhaps they were! All I know is that I love both of them for all the benefits they bring and they never cease to amaze me whenever I use them and immediately feel lighter all around.