Essential Oils 101: Lemon


Young Living Lemon essential oil is another oil I wouldn’t want to be without! Lemon is naturally antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antipathogenic in general. This makes it very effective as a cleaning/sanitizing oil. Lemon discourages some insects such as fleas and flies and can be safely used on dogs and horses. Another exciting fact about lemon essential oil is that it is one of the less expensive essential oils to purchase!

Some uses for lemon:

  • Sanitize / cleaning / eliminate bacteria & viruses
    • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces
    • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room
  • Soothe sore throat
    • Mix a drop of lemon with a tbsp honey & 4-6 oz hot water, then drink to soothe throat
  • Gentle detox
    • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells
    • A daily drop in water cleanses liver and kidneys
  • Elevate mood
    • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or water for a refreshing pick-me-up
    • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
  • Improve concentration
  • Promote skin clarity
    • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production
    • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening
    • Works as an astringent
  • Preserve your produce
    • Add a few drops to a glass spray bottle filled with filtered water, shake up & spray on your produce to keep it fresh for longer
  • Eliminate residues
    • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces
    • Remove marker from dry erase boards
  • Eliminated grease
    • Mix with your soap as a degreaser
  • Clarify & brighten household items
    • Use a drop on a rag and de-tarnish your silver jewelry and silverware
    • Use a drop on a rag to desmudge your stainless steel appliances
    • Lift scuff marks
    • Clean your wooden cutting boards
    • Add a few drops to your next load of dishes to make them sparkle & shine
  • Use in laundry (laundry sitting in wash too long)
    • Place a drop or two on a damp rag and throw into your dryer before drying clothing OR mix a few drops in a spray bottle with water and spray on clothing right before washing
  • Purify water
    • Add a drop or two to your water
  • Deodorize
    • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors
  • Allergies
    • Mix a 2:2:2 drop ratio with peppermintlavender essential oils, then take orally (in a gel capsule or water). NEVER take non-Young Living essential oils orally.
  • Slow wheezing, colds & cough
    • Add a few drops to your humidifier
  • Cold sores
    • Apply a drop to an inflammed cold sore
  • Make homemade lemon drops, lemon poppy seed muffins or rosemary lemon chicken!

What questions do you have about lemon essential oil? How have you used lemon essential oil?

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