Lemon essential oil is known for its cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties. It is one of the most versatile EOs available, and it’s doTERRA’s top seller. When folks are just starting their journey with essential oils, it can be overwhelming because there are so many oils out there. Lemon, lavender, and peppermint are often the first three I recommend due to their versatile uses.
My top use for lemon is cleaning. Who likes to clean? I certainly don’t. When my son started moving around and putting seemingly everything in his mouth, I quickly realized just how toxic our everyday household cleaners are. Go ahead–grab a bottle of a cleaner in your house, and read the ingredients. Now imagine your kids, grandkids, or pets crawling around after using those cleaners.
Plus, I had a different bottle for everything–the bathroom, the kitchen counter, the stove top, glass, you name it. Lemon is so versatile that it can be used for all of these things! One simple bottle of cleaner will tackle your bathroom, kitchen counter, glass, stove top, microwave, and more!
Lemon essential oil is an excellent cleaner and purifier. Add just a few drops to water, and you have a purifying, disinfecting cleaner that is all-natural and 100 percent safe. It’s the perfect cleanser for every inch of your home. And, it will make everything smell lemony fresh!
Lemon is a great oil to diffuse! Diffusing lemon can help cleanse the air and eliminate odors. It is also uplifting and energizing and has been shown to improve mood when diffused.
Do you like lemon slices in your water? I’ll admit–I don’t. If you do, though, try adding just 1-2 drops per 8 ounces of water. You’ll get the same great lemon taste, PLUS it can help *detoxify your body and open up your respiratory system!
I also struggle from seasonal and cat allergies (and we have two indoor cats). Lemon, lavender, and peppermint are thought by many to be the *allergy power trio. I used to take allergy medicine daily to help relieve my symptoms. I am happy to report that I haven’t needed it for well over a year now. When my allergies flare up, I instead take two drops each of lemon, lavender, and peppermint internally in a veggie cap, and it does wonders for me! I also will diffuse this combination, and I have an inhaler made with these oils that I can take with me on the go if needed.
Please remember that not all oils are created equally, and many (if not most) of those available online and in stores are NOT recommended for internal use. That’s because they’re not 100 percent pure–EVEN IF THEY SAY THEY ARE. The FDA only requires essential oils to be 5 percent pure to be labeled as 100 percent pure. If you would like to take oils internally, I only use and recommend doTERRA oils. Contact me today to purchase them at a great discount!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Other Great Uses
Lemon essential oil can be used in so many ways that I could never even tell you all of them! Try some of the ways listed below, or comment with your tips!