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Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

  • Acne & Complexion: Lemon oil is rich in antioxidants and effective to treat scars and blemishes, brighten and preserve your skin tone Add 1 drop to your moisturiser at night and apply.

  • Antifungal: Effective against athlete’s foot, thrush, and yeast infections when applied topically.

  • Anxiety: It is a natural stress reliever. Put a drop on your mask. Inhaling it has been shown to stimulate serotonin and dopamine production, which contributes to decreased anxiety. Also, effective when diffusing. Add 4 drops to an ultrasonic diffuser.

  • Crayon drawings on walls: a little lemon oil.

  • Gum removal from hair: 1-2 drops of Lemon oil.

  • Greasy: stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 500ml spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth. This mixture is very effective as a general household cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Hard-water build-up: a paste made of baking soda, a little bit of water, and Lemon essential oil.

  • Hydration face mask: Mix 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 drop Lemon oil. Apply to your face and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

  • Laundry: add 5-8 drops to the rinse cycle when washing clothes and towels for a fresh scent.

  • Lemon cookies: add a few drops of oil to a batch of cookies before baking.

  • Morning sickness: Lemon oil decreases the levels of nausea and vomiting significantly. Add 1 drop lemon oil to a glass of water and drink.

  • Motivation & Boost brainpower: Diffuse 4 drops lemon oil and 3 drops rosemary to help with concentration and focus.

  • Natural Analgesic/Pain reliever: It helps our bodies interpret our pain. Dilute 1-2 drops in a carrier oil and apply to painful areas.

  • Stinky smells: by placing a Lemon-infused cotton ball in the refrigerator, bathroom drawer, or trash can, and cleaning surfaces with a lemon infused all-purpose cleaner.

  • Weight Loss: Lemon essential oil has been shown to suppress weight gain and improve metabolic markers, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. However, do not ingest without the supervision of your physician.

  • Wound Healing: Cleanse the area of a small cut or scrape with diluted lemon oil to sanitize it, discourage infection, and possibly help the wound heal more quickly.