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Lemon Essential Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Precautions

Did you know it requires about 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)? Or that lemon has been used throughout history to protect against immune threats? The aroma of the oil is (care to take a wager?) citrusy, sharp, and slightly sweet - kinda like a lemon (Surprise!)

Lemon oil works primarily with the digestive, immune, and respiratory systems, promoting healthy function in the body Aromatically, it's invigorating in a wake-you-up sorta way It's also one of the most popular essential oils and has about a gazillion uses

Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability

Emotional Benefits

Emotionally and spiritually, lemon essential oil promotes focus and clarity Its uplifting effects awaken the senses, clear the mind of distractions, and help a person tune in to the task at hand It helps a person to overcome confusion or doubt, fatigue, overwhelm, and lack of enthusiasm, as well as helps to clear self-doubt, limiting beliefs, stagnant energy, and rigidness in the mind, heart, or body It's great for bad moods, "blah" moods, or lethargy

Complimentary Oils

Lemon essential oil blends well with Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Peppermint, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang –≤–ā–ĀDepending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Frankincense, Wild Orange, Lime, or Peppermint essential oils –≤–ā–Ā

How to Use Lemon Essential Oil

Traditionally, lemon essential oil uses these application guidelines Click the banner to understand what each symbol means and to learn how each is used safely and effectively:

Precautions of Lemon Essential Oil

Avoid contact with direct sunlight for 12+ hours after use Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker

Popular Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Inspiration for Using Lemon Essential Oil

Simple Wood Polish: In large glass spray bottle, mix; 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar, 30-40 drops Lemon essential oil

Uplifting Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each Wild Orange, Bergamot, and Lemon

Strawberry Lemon Cooler: In your favorite blender, blend 1/2 cup strawberries, 4 cups water, and 2-4 drops Lemon essential oil Strain into glasses w/ ice


Not all oils are created equal Because of a lack of industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store is NOT a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants or adulterants (way more common than you'd think)

A LOT goes into creating a high quality essential oil A good brand should follow these guidelines:

  • Proper plant varieties
  • Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant
  • Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
  • Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
  • Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
  • Third-party testing of every batch
  • Stand behind the internal use of their oils

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