Focus On Lemon Essential Oil: Everything You Need to Know About Using This Energizing Oil
Lemon essential oil is sometimes referred to as "liquid sunshine" – and for good reason! Having been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic Medicine, this light, bright, and versatile oil is a must-have in any essential oil collection.
What is Lemon Essential Oil?
Lemon essential oil is a versatile citrus oil that's made by cold-pressing fresh, organic lemon peels. It contains an active ingredient called limonene, responsible for its zesty aroma as well as its powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Lemon oil is rejuvenating and cleansing, making it a best-seller for diffusing and using in household cleaning.
Lemon oil blends well with orange, grapefruit, bergamot, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, neroli, sandalwood, and frankincense essential oils.
The Amazing Benefits of Lemon Oil
What qualities do you associate with lemon? Refreshing? Invigorating? Cleansing? Immune-boosting?
If one or more of those comes to mind, you're on the money!
Some of lemon oil’s most popular uses include:
· Boosting energy
· Improving mood and focus
· Reducing tension and stress
· Purifying the air
· Removing odors
· Killing germs
· Cleaning surfaces
· Removing grease
· Freshening laundry
How to Use Lemon Oil + Recipes
Having lemon oil in their kit is non-negotiable for most essential oil enthusiasts because it has so many uses! It can be diffused into the air, applied topically in massage, and used to make skincare and household cleaning products. In some cases, aromatherapists may advise ingesting lemon oil (in very small amounts) to support detoxification and immunity. But this should only be done under supervision.
Just like a tall glass of lemon water makes you feel refreshed and energized, inhaling lemon oil may banish mental and physical fatigue. It can help you beat the afternoon slump and boost productivity when working and studying. Interestingly, research has also found aromatherapy with lemon oil reduces nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (1). When used topically, it's important to dilute lemon oil in a carrier oil like jojoba, almond, sesame, avocado, or coconut oil. Ideally, dilute 4-6 drops in one tablespoon of carrier oil before applying it to your body to boost lymph flow. This is also a great oil to add to a warm bath to rejuvenate your body and mind.
Here are some of our favorite recipes using Woolzies Lemon Essential Oil.
Immune-Boosting Diffuser Blend
Add 2 drops lemon oil, 2 drops eucalyptus oil, and 2 drops tea tree oil per 100ml of water to your oil diffuser. Inhaling this herbal blend may boost immunity, clear congestion, and improve focus and energy. It's great to use at the start of your day as well as while working or studying.
Degreasing and Disinfecting Household Cleaner
Make a non-toxic, antimicrobial home cleaner by combining 10 drops lemon oil, 10 drops sweet orange oil, 1 cup water, and 1 cup white vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake well before using this solution to disinfect surfaces, floors, windows, and bathrooms.
Lemon essential oil is great for skin health thanks to its astringent, antibacterial, and cleansing properties.
For a DIY toner, combine 1 cup water, 2 teaspoons witch hazel, 10 drops lemon essential oil, and 5 drops frankincense essential oil in an 8-ounce spray bottle. Mist this over your face morning and evening.
Make a purifying and sweet room spray using lemon oil to get rid of odors and promote laser-sharp focus. Combine 10 drops lemon oil, 5 drops sweet orange oil, 5 drops bergamot oil, 1 cup water, and ½ cup pure vodka in a spray bottle. Shake well before misting into the air.
Lemon essential oil is a must-have ingredient when making a natural antimicrobial and teeth-whitening mouthwash. In a 16-ounce jar, add 10 drops lemon essential oil, 10 drops peppermint essential oil, and 2 tablespoons xylitol. Fill the rest of the jar with pure water, tighten the lid, and shake well. Rinse your mouth with this solution twice daily to get rid of bad breath, whiten your teeth, and prevent cavities.
We hope this article has given you the inspiration needed to make lemon essential oil part of your daily life! We are confident it'll become one of your favorites.
If you're already a fan of lemon oil, let us know your favorite way to use this revitalizing oil.
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