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.
My husband and I use this lemon oil in our water bottles and we have been out for a while - boy do we miss it. I'm ordering 2 bottles this time, we love it.
Moderator's Comment: Beeyoutiful's perspective on the use of essential oils can be found here: https://articles.beeyoutiful.com/2015/03/25/6-crucial-things-you-need-to-know-before-using-essential-oils-part-1/
We personally do not advise using essential oils internally without the advisement and supervision of a clinical aromatherapist. Especially not in water-based drinks. Lemon water is best made out of a slice of fresh lemon!
Really like this oil for cleaning & sterilizing in the kitchen- especially after sterilizing after raw chicken & other meats
I don't have confidence/experience with taking it internally which is why it's 4 stars
Nothing says clean and fresh like the smell of lemons! I add this to the water/vinegar combination I mop with and the smell is wonderful! Not overpowering and chemically like most cleaners. You can't beat the price and quality of this oil.
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!
How do your essential oils compare to the very popular "home party" ones?
What oil do you dilute the blends?
Question by: Laura Price on May 31, 2017 10:11:00 AM
We believe our essential oils are of top quality and we post the GC/MS test results for each batch to back it up. Show them to your aromatherapist and see what they say. Most "home party" or network marketing oil companies won't release their GC/MS test results, and it kinda leaves you wondering "why?" When independent testing has been done, unfortunately the popular companies have not been blemish free. That's not to say it couldn't happen to any company on occasion, but I remember one case where one of the biggest companies was caught putting a synthetic into their peppermint oil to make it smell sweeter. That doesn't get in their by accident. So, be careful, and try not to only get your information from somebody who has a financial interest in you buying their oils - even us. Nobody knows everything and nobody is perfect despite what they might like to project. But we try to get the best, for a reasonable price.
Answer by: Steve Tallent (Admin) on May 31, 2017 2:16:00 PM