Essential oils have a wide variety of uses. Lemon is very versatile and has numerous internal and external applications. Not only does it have a pleasant, invigorating scent, lemon is antimicrobial and antibacterial.
10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil
This list just scratches the surface of the many uses of this amazing oil.
1. Diffuse into the air
Place 3-5 drops of lemon EO into your favorite diffuser to help cleanse the air and lift your mood.
2. Make a handwash
Place 1/4 c. unscented liquid castile (I use Dr. Bronner’s), 1/2 tablespoon vegetable glycerine, 1/2 tablespoon grapeseed oil, and 20 drops lemon essential oil into a foaming soap dispenser. Fill the remainder with distilled water. Lightly shake and scrub away!!
3. Freshen laundry
After you clothes have finished the drying cycle, place 5 drops lemon essential oil on a small clean rag. Toss in the dry and run a warm cycle for about 5 minutes to freshen up the load.
4. Polish you silver
When you notice your genuine silver table wear starting to tarnish, place a drop of lemon essential oil directly on the spot and polish with a soft, lint-free cloth. You silver will be sparkling in no time!
5. Remove those fun temporary tattoos and sticky goo
If you are like us and have kids that enjoy those hard-to-resist tattoos, you know how it can be when you want them removed. Also, if you have any sticker residue left over this is great to remove all the gunk. Place a drop or 2 directly on the affected area and massage until you can remove what is left. With younger, sensitive skin, you make want to dilute with a carrier oil as the lemon can be irritating to some.
6. Keep you leather looking new
Place a couple drops of lemon essential oil on a soft rag and massage into leather coats and shoes to help them maintain their suppleness. Great for using on cracked area or saddles.
7. Combat the cold
Place a couple drops of lemon essential in a teaspoon of honey to help soothe a sore throat.
8. Clean counter tops and floors
Fill an empty spray bottle with distilled water and add 5 drops of lemon essential oil. Use to clean coutertops, floors, and stainless steel appliances. It is great for removing those stubborn fingerprints on stainless steel
9. Deter bugs in your garden
You can use that same bottle of cleaner from #8 to spray on your precious plants to keep the aphids away!
10. Freshen up your glass of water
When you are dining at a restaurant, add a couple drops to your water to flavor it up a bit. Just say no to their lemons. Who knows where they’ve been….yuck!
It is important to do your research and purchase only Certified Pure Theraputic Grade oils from a company you trust. Many of the cheap oils are cut in with fillers to keep prices down. I mostly use doTerra oils but have purchased some blends from other companies I trust. You can order doTerra oils HERE. They are Certified Pure Theraputic Grade oils and the company has the highest of standards when it comes to sourcing the plants for their oils.
If you are new to oils and don’t know where to start, I recommend the Intro Kit from doTerra. It comes with the 3 most widely used oils lemon, lavender, and peppermint. It is a great start for beginners. Because I love this kit, I’m going to be giving one away! Please enter my give away below and sign up for my monthly Essential Oils newsletter HERE.
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