Benefits of doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

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 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!

I also use it in many of my homemade cleaning products including dishwasher detergent tabs, laundry soap, and all-purpose cleaner.


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.

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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 respiratory discomfort. I used to take 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 seasonal struggles 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!

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!


Why I Love doTERRA Shampoo & Conditioner

doTERRAShampooConditionerFor as long as I can remember, I have had greasy hair. I mean…I could wash it right before bed and wake up with greasy hair. I was always so envious of my college roommate, who only had to wash her hair every few days. People kept telling me I was simply washing it too often. You mean you want me to wash it less often? Gross, no way!

After years of trying countless different brands, from the cheap ones available at the drug and box stores to the expensive salon-exclusive brands, I settled on Crew. Somebody once said to me, “Ya know, guys tend to have greasier hair in general. Maybe try a men’s product?” I did, and I actually had pretty good luck with it. I still couldn’t go more than a day between washes, but it at least got my hair feeling clean.

For several years, I used Crew. Then I joined doTERRA. I knew they had a shampoo and conditioner but didn’t try it for several months. Then one of my doTERRA friends told me how the shampoo and conditioner made a HUGE difference for her. She could now go a day or two between washing with no problems! I was intrigued, so I ordered some for myself.

My honest first impression was the awesome smell! I know that has no bearing on anything, but man, does it smell good! After a few days of use, though, I had some different realizations. One, my hair felt pretty darn soft. Two, it was easy to comb through right out of the shower–no tangles. Three, and most importantly, it often still felt fairly clean 24 hours after washing. For me, that last one was unbelievable!

This is when I started to incorporate my dry shampoo even more. On days when I was in a hurry (or just lazy), a few dabs of the dry shampoo on my roots made my hair good to go for another 24 or more hours.

What was happening?? Here’s doTERRA’s product description:

doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo is a professional formula with an invigorating complex of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®essential oils, gentle cleansers, and botanical ingredients that keep the hair looking clean and healthy. A unique combination of plant extracts, along with Wild Orange and Lime essential oils provide gentle lathering and cleansing to remove impurities collected on the hair and scalp. Light moisturizers leave hair salon soft, shiny, and touchable.

doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Conditioner is a professional formula of conditioning emollients, botanical extracts, and natural proteins that leave hair looking luminous and healthy. It also includes a proprietary blend of CPTG® essential oils specifically selected to bring hair to life. Other natural ingredients keep hair looking strong and healthy. Nanotechnology smoothes hair and provides an antistatic effect that keeps hair shafts aligned during styling for a smooth, finished look.

Nearly every shampoo and conditioner on the market contains synthetic ingredients, designed to do something–smooth, straighten, protect color, etc. While those ingredients may have their benefits, for most of us, they’re the culprits behind many or all of our hair problems. Unfortunately, our body just doesn’t know what to do with artificial ingredients, so it often reacts in negative ways.

When we switch to all-natural products, our body understands the chemistry and instead of needing to react to the ingredients, it can interact with them. The results, then, tend to be much more positive. This was certainly the case for me with doTERRA shampoo and conditioner!

Want to give it a try? Contact me for a FREE sample! Ready to buy it yourself? Enroll as a wholesale member with doTERRA to get the best pricing available!