10 Amazing Uses For Lemon Essential Oil

Happy Friday, lovely friends! I’m really excited to tell you about one of my favorite essential oils from the 9 Everyday Oils kit that I use literally every day. Actually, I have a lot of favorites, but today I’m telling you why I love lemon essential oil!

Citrus essential oils are pressed from the rinds of citrus fruit – orange, lemon, tangerine, lime etc. I drink lemon in my water almost every day. It tastes delicious and is incredible for detoxing. I think it is energizing too…at least for me!

Research by Jean Valnet, MD showed that vaporized {diffused} lemon oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacllli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. I mean, c’mon. How stinkin’ amazing is that?!

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Here are 10 Amazing Uses for Lemon Essential Oil that I think you will love!

1. Cleanse skin, reduces wrinkles and combat acne.

2. Improve mental accuracy and concentration when diffused

3. Help heal ear infections {around ears and down neck, not in ears}

4. Improve memory {mommy-brain, anyone?}

5. Remove sticky residues {always test in a small area first.}

6. Help detoxify the body when added to drinking water

7. Freshen the air while vacuuming by adding a cotton ball with lemon on it to your vacuum bag.

8. Sanitize and disinfect everything in sight with lemon oil and/or lemon water.

9. Use as substitute for lemon juice in cooking. I love adding lemon oil to my guacamole! Yum!

10. Add to DIY Sugar Scrubs for invigorating skin and getting rid of cellulite.

One word of caution - Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or UV light within 24 hours. Citrus oils are photosensitive which means that skin is more sensitive to burn. I typically use lemon on our bodies at night just to be safe. :)

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Have a fabulous day, my friends!



*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  1. I love lemon oil!! I have been using it mixed in with water to clean my counter tops but I have to admit it does throw me off a little bit when I don’t have that really strong chemical smell that my mind has been trained to link with cleanliness. Do you have a recipe for sanitizing/disinfecting (the ratio of water/oil) that you really like?

  2. I’m new to using essential oils…could you share your “recipes” that you use with the lemon oil? Much thanks!

  3. I am new to EO’s – How/where do you apply for- Improve memory {mommy-brain} and how many drops do you add to yourdrinking water? Thanks for sharing!

    • I usually use 2-3 drops in a glass of water – be sure you use a glass because citrus oils will dissolve plastics. I would diffuse for improving memory! You could also apply on the back of your neck. I typically dilute with coconut oil because it makes it super easy to massage in. :)

      • I tried diffusing it today but I couldn’t smell it at all! I tried it twice, one with 5 and the other with 8 drops. Am I not supposed to smell it?

      • Does it leave a dirty film look on top of your water. I’ve been drinking it, but I can’t help but think it’s eating something dirty off the sides of my glass (and I’m using glass!) I even washed my cup again one day :)

  4. This was an oil a friend delivered to me after my family was sick for weeks – and I don’t typically like lemon anything. But adding the lemon oil to my ice water – Oh. My. Goodness. It was ENTIRELY amazing! I was so hooked – I even CRAVE it now, and that’s not like me. It kicked the cold for me that we’d been passing around and I haven’t gotten sick since I started using it! I don’t know if I’m willing to use it for anything else. LOL

  5. I just started using EO and just got my first set from Mountain Rose Herbs. I just used the peppermint for a headache and it smells like a candy cane…is that normal?
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    • Hi Hanna, Actually it’s not. When peppermint smells like a candy cane it has been chemically altered and is not pure. Young Living peppermint is fresh, crisp and is not sweet. Many EO companies use ethyl vanillin in their peppermint to give it the candy smell. Ethyl vanillin is very toxic and dangerous. :(

      • Great so I have stumbled across a bad company. Now I have all these oils and don’t want to use them…
        Should have went with YL in the first place but I have read so much about the YL & doTerra controversy that it turned me off to both of them.
        Hanna´s last blog post ..The Truth About Gluten

        • Hey Hanna, I’m so sorry, girl! Please feel free to email me at myblessedlife.net@gmail.com and I will be happy to give you the low-down. I’m going to Hawaii in just a few days to spend time with Gary, Mary and many other amazing YL people. I’ve researched the crazy out of the whole thing and would be happy to share why I went with YL…over email. :)

          • I’d also be interested in hearing the reasons if you would care to share with another! I love your blog and that you want to take it private rather than bash the other companies in public. Kudos!

  6. Lemon oil is one of my favorite EOs. I love that it can be used for everything from getting the goo off sticky messes to disinfecting sinks. Plus, it’s great for cooking and delicious in water. Great post!
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