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Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses

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There are so many uses for lemon essential oil that it would take pages to write them all so I’m going to share my top 10. It’s no secret that I love essential oils and it’s become a lifestyle. I use doTERRA as I’ve learned over the years that it’s imperative to utilize a good quality essential oil. Quality over quantity is important when it comes to essential oils.

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Now my top 10 lemon essential oil uses

  1. Add a few drops to water or better yet sparkling water. The latter is my favorite. I rarely drink pop but I drink a lot of sparkling water and like to add a bit of flavor to it. If you need a bit of sweetness add a bit of liquid honey with lemon essential oil it’s yummy.
  2. Body cleanser – add a few drops to distilled water to freshen your skin (test spot on your elbows). This one is not for the face.
  3. Use when steam mopping floors. I only use a steam mop so I add a few drops on the floor (not the machine) and use it to steam away. You can also use peppermint, any citrus and lavender.
  4. Smelly Garburator. Add 2 drops down your garburator with some warm water. No more smell
  5. Soak a cloth in lemon essential oil and use it to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces
  6. Diffuse of course to give the air a citrus scent that is energizing and let’s face it just smells good. lemon essential oil 4
  7. Use on silver and other metals when they first start to tarnish
  8. Remove black grease from your hands from working on cars, bikes etc.. add lemon essential oil to your soap mixture and it gets that hard to wash off grease off of your hands.
  9. Baking or cooking add a few drops for more of a lemon zing. Think lemon meringue pie, oh so many baking recipes
  10. Stubborn or sticky residues, we’ve all had them in the kitchen, price tags on items etc.. Don’t ruin your counters with scrubbing add a few drops of lemon oil to a cloth and wipe it off.

There you have it my top 10 uses for lemon essential oils and that’s just scraping the service. If you’d like to get more tips and tricks to essential oil uses sign up for our newsletter HERE and just for signing up you can also get our FREE Simply Sweet Recipes e-book.

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By on March 10th, 2017

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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61 thoughts on “Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses”

    • LOL you’re not silly, many people don’t know that and not all essential oils can be consume internally….

  1. Stopping by from Sat. Sharefest – this list is so helpful. I’m a newbie to essential oils and am still learning how to use them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great overview! I had no idea that lemon EO removes black grease, or that you could use it in a drink!! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites linky party this week 🙂


  3. Love this (and my lemon oil)! I seriously use mine for everything — including this blueberry lemon bundt cake I made this week.

  4. Lemon oil IS a great oil for so many purposes… I use it for many of the same ones you do… and also some others. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  5. I’m learning a bit at a time about oils. I’ve tried getting oils one at a time and getting used to one before I get another one. Otherwise, I just get a bunch of bottles of stuff I don’t use… So far, so good!

  6. Thanks for all the tips for using Lemon Essential Oil, I learned some new ones here, Iv been using the essential oils for quite awhile now. I love making my own homemade cleaners with them!

  7. Lemon eo is one of my favs! I use it daily…a dab on my tongue…to help promote t cell growth to prevent cancer. Great mood lifter too.

  8. I was just reading on the top 10 uses for lemon oil from Do Terra. I’m just now learning about essential oils and the only one I’ve tried so far is peppermint oil that you put on your temples and under your nose for headaches

  9. I just started using essential oils. And I am always on the look out for pages helping give uses. Thanks so very much for posting this.

  10. Wow! I’ve been hearing & seeing so much about essential oils, but this review has opened my eyes. I never knew you could use it for food and or drinks!! I love everthing about lemon (taste & aroma)! Loved the idea of using it for steam cleaning the floor and the garbage disposal! How do I get more info from you to purchase? Can you e-mail me? Thanks! 🙂

  11. I have not used essential oils, but would like to try. I used to take care of an autistic boy. His mother used essential oils on him to calm him down. They would make a great gift for my youngest daughter-in-law.

  12. I do not know a lot about essential oils but I am learning a lot through some other blogs. I love that you can use lemon for so many things, I love the smell of lemon. Thank you for sharing these uses.

  13. I would never have thought to use essential oil for all those uses. I love the idea of using it while steaming floors.bNice aroma.

  14. I love the idea to use to take stickers off! I received lemon oil from a friend for Christmas and didn’t quite know what I could use it for so thanks for the new ideas.

  15. I have never used essential oils but it seems that this would be a great one to start with.I love all things lemon and it can be used for so many different things so it would be perfect.

  16. I’ve always loved the smell and taste of lemons. I keep planning to make a lemon pie but something keeps coming up. Soon.

  17. I knew most of these ideas, but next time I need to get something sticky off, I’m going to use lemon! Thank you!

    • Hi Lisa,

      No essential oils you don’t find in most supermarkets. doTERRA you can order from individual wellness advocates like myself and other ones you can buy in some natural food/product stores. Be wary of very cheap brands that may contain synthetic ingredients. No matter what brand you buy do your research on them to make sure it’s a good quality oil.

  18. I love essential oils therr amazing and so natural. Ive never tried lemon essential oil before but id love to. I never knew there were so many uses to it

  19. I use Lemon Oil for everything! I also make a cleaner with Lemon, Rose & Bergamot that makes everything smell divine.

  20. When I walk into a room and it smells of lemon my mind always says clean.

    Our minds are trained to think that a bigger bottle of something is better than the little one! What makes the doTERRA oils better?

  21. I have been interested in learning more about this essential oil movement but they seem to be very expensive. I am interested in all they have to offer but how can a person do this with the oils being so expensive??

    • Hey Susan, when you actually cost it out the oils are not expensive not all of them. When you have a good quality of oil for example it can last months because you only need to use a few drops. When I diffuse it I use 2-3 drops, when I add it to water as a room spray 5-6 drops. doTERRA’s lemon essential oil costs me about $10 and that bottle will last me months and it replaces several household cleaners. When people first start using oils the most common mistake is to use too much, of course if they buy a poorer quality oil they will have to use more and that supposedly cheaper oil is not more expensive. Feel free to email me if you want more inf.


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