We've become accustomed to the invigorating "zing" of lemon scent in many products such as dish soap, laundry detergent, and hand soap. However, it’s not just the lively, fresh scent that makes Lemon Essential Oil a popular ingredient in household cleaners.
Cold-pressed from the fresh peels of lemons, Lemon Essential Oil has been used for hundreds of years, and although it is most well known as a cleanser, it has an incredibly diverse variety of lesser known – but no less effective -- applications.
Lemon's aroma is a great aid in uplifting the spirits and easing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to a refreshing bath. Add 3-5 drops to a spray bottle with water and spritz each room in the house to get a vibrant, clean smell while disinfecting the air.
Mix Lemon Essential Oil with a carrier oil for a refreshing massage oil. Or add one to two drops in a warm bath for an invigorating soak. A drop can be added to your daily shampoo to decrease the presence of oil in the hair.
To use topically, the concentration of Lemon Essential Oil to carrier oil should be a maximum of 2% (to achieve, mix 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil). Lemon Essential Oil blends well with chamomile, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.
Diffusing: Whether diffusing alone or in combination with other essential oil, Lemon Essential Oil can offer a refreshing boost to a dreary day.
Household: Lemon Essential Oil can be used in homemade cleaning recipes, dish soaps, hand soaps and laundry detergent. Use 25-30 drops in the washing machineinstead of bleach. Five drops in a gallon of water makes a great fruit and vegetable rinse. Adding ten drops to witch hazel or alcohol makes a cheerful room spray.
Caution: Lemon Essential Oil is strongly phototoxic, increasing skin sensitivity to the sun. It should not be used topically if going out into the sunshine fewer than twelve hours after application. Lemon is also very sensitive to light and air exposure; to prevent oxidization, store in a cool, dark place. If oil has been exposed to light and air, be aware that increased skin sensitivity may result. To use topically, the concentration of Lemon Essential Oil to carrier oil should be a maximum of 2% (to achieve, mix 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil).
Pregnancy/Lactation: Although generally considered appropriate for use during pregnancy and lactation, we advise that you speak with your healthcare practitioner prior to use to insure it is appropriate for your specific situation.
FDA Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Country of Origin
Extraction method: Steam Distillation
Derived fromCitrus Limon
For aromatherapy use. For all other uses, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive, or almond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios.
This oil may temporarily become cloudy when exposed to cold temperatures due to natural waxes present in the oil.
100% Pure & Natural,
Aromatherapeutic GC/MS Verified
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
ALWAYS DILUTE BEFORE ANY USE OTHER THAN AROMATHERAPY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES. IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING, CONSULT A PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. NOT INTENDED FOR INTERNAL USE. DO NOT USE ON SKIN. REACTS STRONGLY TO SUNLIGHT AND OTHER SOURCES OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.
Love, love, love Lemon EO. My favorite way to use this oil is to sprinkle a couple of drops on my vacuum bag and freshen the whole house while cleaning. It is also a staple as I use it in my own recipe of "thieves", and a sinus blend.
This oil works so well with so many other oils. I love how I can use it for allergies, colds, freshening up my house, cleaning, detoxing my body, swelling feet when pregnant!! You name it! Lemon is going for almost anything!
I ordered a sample Lemon while I was ordering all of my other oils just to try it out in my diffuser & in my spray bottle for cleaning... about to order a bottle now! Amazing smell and perfect shine on my floor!! :)
Edited 5/2/16 to add: So, I actually made a review about this already (about the sample bottles) BUT I just went back to work cleaning houses and I've been using a few drops of lemon in a spray bottle in all the bathroom showers and its incredible at taking the soap scum away!!
This Lemon oil is fantastic! I use it in my hot water/vinegar mopping water, I diffuse for a fresh kitchen scent, and I add a few drops to a bowl of water as a produce rinse. If you are into essential oils (or just starting to try them out), Lemon is a must. It is very versatile and a happy scent. Beeyoutiful's price on this can't be beat!