My son was told to smell a lemon to help him with his anger, yeah, you read it right, he’s suppose to smell the yellow citrus fruit whenever he feels anger bubbling up inside. Our therapist told us to zest it up a bit to release the natural oils and that the smell of it will make his anger feel better. Now what’s interesting about this, is that my cousin was just showing me her essential oils for massages and the one she picked out was lemon because if you smell it, it can make you feel happy. I have to admit that it smelled very good and I didn’t feel any bad feelings while sniffing away, so maybe there’s something to this.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is in no way a replacement for medication and when my son is very angry, a lemon will just become a weapon that’s thrown at my head, but for those small moments, doing something may be better than doing nothing and you have to admit, the smell of lemons is fantastic.
So last night my son was having trouble falling asleep because he felt angry inside, so I gave him a lemon and he used it until he fell asleep. It was kinda neat, I felt like I was making lemonade out of lemons.