Lemon essential oil is actually cold-pressed from the rinds of the lemons. This is what gives lemon essential oil freshness and the scent of newly picked lemons!
Lemon oil is a very versatile oil as it can be used to eliminate odors and when diffused, it will have your home smelling clean and bright.
Although lemon is is widely recognized for its clean fresh aroma and flavor, it also has the capacity to rid toxins from the body and revitalize your energy, purify skin, and yes even act as a repellent against bugs.
As you might expect, lemon essential oil just has to be a part of your go to essential oils to have around the house! This “everyday player” also has the ability to freshen your laundry, whiten teeth, and use as a face wash in addition to all the other around the house uses.
Also, history would indicate that Ayurvedic medicine has incorporated the use of lemons and lemon oil for centuries in the treatment of a myriad of health issues. Scientifically, the health benefits of lemon essential oil have been acknowledged for many years.
Lemon Essential Oil Benefits
The lemon essential oil is truly one of the most versatile of all the essential oils… and one of my favorites. Here are a few of the benefits of this wonderful oil:
- Cleansing & Disinfecting
- Flavor and Thirst Quenching
- Furniture Polish
- Promotes Weight loss
- Improves Mood & Concentration
- Ability To Aid Digestion
- Support Healthy Respiratory Function
My Top 6 Lemon Essential Oil Uses
Combine Flavor & Health –
Adding lemon essential oil to your water is a wonderful alternative to those sugary drinks and sodas. It provides an all natural refreshing taste to your water that breaks ups the flavor boredom of just drinking plain water everyday for your daily fluid intake. Also, within the body, lemon oil can aid in the natural cleansing of the body and support the digestive process.
Lemon Oil As A Cleaning Agent –
Unlike adding some lemon oil to your drinking water, you may not know (or remember) that lemon essential oil makes a good cleaning agent. If you've been working on projects around the house or especially out in the garage and you've gotten your hands dirty and greasy and trying to get it off with plain old soap is about to scrub your hands raw, give your soap a little help with its cleaning prowess with by adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to the soapy mixture. Then give your hands a good wash and scrub. The lemon oil will work to break up the greasy residue that is getting left behind.
Also, since one of the big benefits of lemon essential oil is its cleansing and purifying characteristics, it is a great ingredient for homemade household cleansers and is a natural disinfectant. So, it's a great go to for cleaning the surfaces of counter-tops around your kitchen and baths.
Goo Busting –
Those sticky price tags and labels on products that I get home with are always right where I don't want them to be! Trying to scrape them off with something sharp not only doesn't get the gooey label residue off, it can scratch or mark-up what I'm trying not to! For these (or other) sticky annoyances, give it the lemon oil treatment and you'll be able to get on with your life without all that nonsense of scrubbing or scraping.
Lemon Essential Oil For Your Skin –
Have you ever considered using lemon oil as a part of your skin care routine? Perhaps you should! Lemon oil can help exfoliate your skin. By adding lemon oil into your skin care line-up you can help your complexion attain a refreshed and healthy looking glow! One easy natural recipe, for example, is to add 4 to 5 drops of lemon essential oil to a little bit of a water and oatmeal mix. As you apply the mix/scrub to your skin you'll be able to feel the exfoliating and cleaning properties along with the wonderful scent.
Diffuse Some Energy Around Your House –
Diffusing the lemon essential oil within your home will promote a positive and uplifting scent for your at home space. Even if you just like to keep your home smelling fresh and clean, just a few drops of the lemon essential oil in your diffuser will also help purify the air, as well as the surfaces in your home and help eliminate odors.
Freshen Up The Laundry –
We've all done this right? Or is it just me?
You put in a load of laundry then head off to take care of other tasks around the house knowing that the washer is perfectly capable of completing its assigned task. Perhaps even a quick trip to the grocery store. You know the drill. Then after a few hours… it is then you decide to remember the fact that you now have wet clothes hanging out in the washer… yuk!
Lemon essential oil to the rescue!
Take preemptive action. Just add a few drops of this versatile oil to your laundry load and your clothes won't get that nasty sour smell when (just in case) you forget something!