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10 of the Best Lemon Essential Oil Uses

April 22, 2021 2 min read

10 of the Best Lemon Essential Oil Uses

Lemon essential oil is a favorite for cleaning and aromatherapy because of its strong citrus scent. Lemon oil has been used in the Ayurvedic culture for centuries. It is a powerful and versatile essential oil that is a staple in aromatherapy kits. Also known as citrus limon, lemon essential oil is made when lemon peels are cold pressed to make pure, concentrated essential oil.

The benefits of lemon essential oil are well known because of its long history of use. It is used to help reduce the appearance of blemishes on the skin and is known to have strong antioxidant properties. It is a purifying agent that can help promote detoxification. Lemon essential oil is known to be an antimicrobial that cleanses the skin and surfaces.

Uses for Lemon Oil

  1. Left your garbage inside for too long? Place a lemon-soaked cotton ball or pad in the refrigerator, bathroom, or trash can to help cover up stinky smells.
  2. Having a case of the Mondays? Add a few drops of lemon to a diffuser to stay focused and energized in the classroom or at work.
  3. Take lemon on the go by adding a drop to a car vent diffuser (or make your own!). No more French fry smells in the car!
  4. Add lemon oil to your favorite facial cleanser for an extra boost of cleansing power. Make sure to use at night to avoid making your skin more sensitive to the sun.
  5. Make a DIY brightening face treatment by combining lemon oil with honey and fractionated coconut oil. Let it dry then rinse. The lemon oil will brighten and tone while the honey soothes redness.
  6. Brighten up your skin’s exfoliator by adding a drop or two of lemon oil while in the shower. Your body deserves a little boost of citrus freshness too!
  7. Kiddos get creative someplace they shouldn’t have been? Use a little lemon oil to help soften and minimize crayon drawings on the wall or floor.
  8. Trying to be more natural with your cleaning solutions? Mix lemon essential oil with vinegar to fight grease on stovetops, counters, and more.
  9. Infuse your wool dryer balls with lemon oil for a fresh, citrus scent on your towels and clothing.
  10. Polish stainless-steel appliances with lemon oil to remove fingerprints and grease.

Patch Test

To check for irritation or allergic reactions to lemon essential oil, perform a patch test. Dilute lemon essential oil with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and apply to your inner arm. Cover with a bandage or gauze to prevent outside irritation and check for reactions for 24 hours.