Everyday Essential Oils: Lemon

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Everyday Essential OIls: Lemon

Lemon (Citrus limon)

Botanical Family: Rutaceae (citrus)

Plant Origin: California, Italy

Extraction Method: Cold pressed from rind. It takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil!

Medical Properties: Antiseptic (for cleaning), can support immunity, improves memory and relaxation. Rich in limonene.

(Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 79-80. Print.)

How is It Used?

  • Diffuse while your kids are doing homework to help them concentrate.
  • Use a couple drops as an all-natural “goo gone” replacer.
  • Rub diluted lemon essential oil on varicose veins to promote healthy circulation.
  • Add a few drops to a glass spray bottle, fill with water and you have a refreshing room spray.
  • Add a drop to a spoonful of coconut oil and freshen your mouth with oil pulling.


Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or UV light within 24 hours.

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Further reading:

For 25 DIY health, home and beauty recipes using Lemon Essential Oil, click HERE

For more ways to use Lemon Essential Oil look HERE

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Everyday Essential Oils: Lemon




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Hi! I'm Kelley. Real foodie and crunchy mom to a teenager and a toddler. My husband and I live in Southern California.