Lemon essential oil is the most popular of all the citrus oils. It has a lemony, fresh aroma that is both welcoming and invigorating. Lemon is most often used in the home but has a wealth of other benefits known to support health and wellness. This essential oil is both affordable and effective; it’s not uncommon to see it in many blends and recipes.
5 Excellent Benefits of Using Lemon Essential Oil
Cleanse & Disinfect
Lemon essential oil is a natural disinfectant, antimicrobial and antibacterial agent. Because of its efficacy to fight bacteria and germs it is often used throughout the home to cleanse and disinfect. Making an essential oil spray cleaner is a wonderful way to take advantage of those benefits. I use it in a soft scrub cleaner, this toilet cleaning powder as well as in this cleaning spray recipe below.
Lemon’y’ All-Purpose Cleaning Spray:
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- 5 drops Lemon essential oil
- 2 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil
- 1 drops Lemongrass essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a glass spray bottle.
Fill rest of the bottle with distilled water and shake well. Spray, wipe and allow to dry. This spray will not last any longer than 1-2 days as it doesn’t contain any preservatives.
Detoxify the Body
Lemon is also a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal and can be diluted and applied to the skin for this purpose. Simply dilute 1 drop of this oil in a carrier oil and apply to the bottom of the feet to help with detoxing the liver and lymphatic system.
Note: This essential oil is a phototoxic oil. Phototoxic oils shouldn’t be exposed to UV rays for 12-18 hours after applying which is why it is best to use them in places that the sun won’t reach them. Make sure to use just 6 drops for every two teaspoons carrier oil used to avoid a negative reaction! If you have any concerns, Steam distilled Lemon is not phototoxic, so use it instead.
This amazing essential oil increases energy and improves performance. Its uplifting properties enhance focus and motivation. When diffused, Lemon essential oil awakens the senses, encourages mental alertness and increases physical energy.
Excite Diffuser Blend:
1 drop each of Lemon, Lime, and Pink Grapefruit essential oils
Lemon essential oil is very effective at improving mood and relieving stress. The properties of lemon essential oil make it a wonderful choice for boosting mental energy and instilling a positive outlook. Lemon is a great oil to lean on when you’re feeling under the weather or simply in a funk.
Good Mood Diffuser Blend
- 3 drops Lemon essential oil
- 1 drops each of Bergamot and Cypress essential oils
Also providing comfort and helping reduce the symptoms that come with seasonal allergies, this essential oil is great for helping reduce congestion, clear sinuses and kill bacteria and other allergens in the home, that seem to invade households, especially during the colder months of the year.
Seasonal Support Diffuser Blend
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 2 drops Lemon essential oils
- 1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil
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